- Date August 15, 2019
- Time 7:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.
- Suitable for Adults
This is a BTM Classic Talk
The Quicksilver World Water Speed Record Challenge is a collaborative venture uniting highly-skilled individuals, firms and other organisations from across the broad span of industry and commerce, drawn together by the man who founded the project, author Nigel Macknight.
The World Water Speed Record has a long and colourful history. Previous holders and challengers have included the Scottish-born, American-domiciled scientist, engineer and inventor Alexander Graham Bell, the fabled British soldier and author 'Lawrence of Arabia', and the legendary English 'speed kings' Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell with their iconic Bluebirds.
Australia has held the World Water Speed Record for 41 years, in spite of competition from America. The record speed is 317.60 mph (511.11 kph). It is 51 years since Britain was the holder, way back in Donald Campbell’s era. The Quicksilver project aims to break Australia’s long stranglehold on the record and return the trophy to our nation, which has made more water-speed history than any other.
Tonight Quicksilver project leader and journalist Nigel MacKnight will talk about progress with the team pursuing the Water Speed record.
Non Members £7
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HOW TO BOOK
Email Yvette at [email protected] or phone 07880 670359 leaving a message.
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