Always be a bit wary of what the media say. Facts get misinterpreted.malcolm uk wrote:Nigel,
The Economist has put out a You Tube piece placing Quicksilver at the forefront of the water speed record contenders in 2015. What is the information regarding a bid - will it be on Coniston Water?
They are right to mention 2015, as we do hope to get the boat on the water at some stage towards the end of next year, but there is no way we will be putting a record campaign together until we have the boat running at speed in trials.
As you know, trials cannot take place on Coniston - only record attempts - due to LDNPA regulations.
So it's a nice piece The Economist has put together, but the timing part is misleading.
There'll be plenty of prior notice of when we are ready to launch the boat. The dead give-away will be when we have the hull skinned. And that's what we are currently working on.