Bluebird K7 will make one final 100mph run on Coniston Water after the Lake District National Park Authority relaxed its 10mph speed limit

Bluebird K7 will make one final 100mph run on Coniston Water after the Lake District National Park Authority relaxed its 10mph speed limit. The record breaking boat, in which Donald Campbell lost his life in 1967, is currently undergoing restoration to working order.

Bluebird was attempting to break the World Water Speed Record and was travelling at more than 300mph when it flipped. The boat’s wreckage was discovered and salvaged in 2001.

The Authority has given permission for Bluebird to carry out the run as a seaworthiness trial, but the boat will not be allowed to repeat the exercise. It is hoped that restoration will be completed in time to carry out the trial in 2010.