Thursday 3rd November 2022
The great conditions allowed 54 attempts to be made on the run, the fastest of the day was Sam Whittle. Sam, 30 from Portsmouth is already a record breaker and this week has already set a new national record in CPA Formula Grand Prix Class but Sam had his sights set on another record. Throughout the year Sam has been competing around the UK in the Formula 2 class and it was this World Record that Sam was chasing this year. As the conditions improved over the day Sam’s speeds kept increasing with each run until at a speed of 133.213mph, Sam took the World Record in the Formula 2 class from the current holder, his father Keith.
French competitors Mathieu and Tiffany Chiarini-Dutto have also been making increases on their existing World and French National record in the P750 Modified class. Essentially an inflatable boat which they normally race on the seashore in the breakwater across Europe, the husband and wife team have consistently increased their score until settling for the day at 74.58mph.
On Thursday alone there have been 10 Nationals broken or rebroken, 7 Worlds broken or rebroken, and 1 French National record. Despite losing Wednesday to the Great British weather, so far there have been 130 attempts on the run.
With 32 entries signed by the end of Thursday coupled with a near-perfect forecast for the final day of the 50th event, Friday is lining up to be a bumper day for great British Endeavour. The first run is expected at 8 am and as it is the final day the last run will be 2 pm.