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Lake is to host speedboat event
Coniston Water
Coniston Water will host the event for the third year running
A Lake District speedboat event is to be hosted on Coniston Water for the third year running.

The annual power boat Speed Records Week had been held on Windermere since the 1970s, but an enforced 10mph (16km/h) speed limit forced it to move.

Now the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) has given permission to organisers to hold it on Coniston again despite concerns about noise.

The event, involving 50 boats, will take place between 5 and 9 November.

A report by the LDNPA decided that holding the event on Coniston had had no "adverse impact" on the area.

Background noise

The report said: "There is concern about the noise generated by the boats making speed record attempts.

"But noise readings taken in 2005 and 2006 indicated that noise from speed record runs is temporary and not significantly different to normal background noise levels."

The power boats, some travelling in excess of 100mph, will attempt to break speed records.

Coniston is famous for the Donald Campbell Bluebird water speed record attempts.




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