Helen Loney - a Chartered Surveyor in the Blackburn office – has smashed the British Outright Ladies Water Speed Record at the famous Coniston Water in the Lake District.
Helen reached an average speed of 125.8 mph in her Formula 1 race boat ‘Crescendo’ at the annual powerboating ‘Records Week’ event, beating the previous record of 115.1 mph.
Helen also set a new Electric Outright Water Speed World Record of 76.8 mph in ‘FireFly’, her 15 ft three point hydroplane. Helen and her team – The Electric Record Team UK – specifically designed and built the boat which they hope will one day be able to break the magical 100mph barrier.
Helen – who owns her own Formula 1 race boat - has been racing on Windermere and Barrow-in-Furness Docks for over six years. Her team is sponsored by: Agni Motors, P.D.S Engineering, Capita Symonds, DHM, Exide Technologies, West Systems, Lunar, South Cumbria Construction Ltd and Cherry Concepts.
Find out more at http://www.electricrecordteam.com/