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Old 06-30-2005, 09:16 PM
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Welcome to the Team Ken Warby "the worlds fastest man on water" we are proud to have you in the AMF Family.
Look for Ken to be joining us at some offshore races in support of his new team as we will be periodicly following him around Down Under.
In the 1970s, Ken Warby designed, built, and ran Spirit of Australia into the record books. Many records were broken in the process. The last record to be broken was in 1978 when Ken and his team, lead by Dr. Bob Apathy, set the current record of 317.6mph that has stood for some 27 years.Ken has also run a one way timed Kilo of over 350mph
Ken, at the frisky age of 65, is about breaking his record. He has decided that it's time to bring life back into the Challenge. He thinks that 27 years is too long for a record to stand, and is plenty of time for all the "Gunnas" of the world to do something about breaking the record. The World Water Speed Record (WWSR) is possibly the most dangerous record attempt there is. Since 1978 there have been a number of fatal attempts at the WWSR. Today, there are even a couple of teams around the world talking about it, but there is only one WWSR Challenge Team that is actually doing it!
Ken has built a new boat with 50% more power. His first record breaking boat, Spirit of Australia, was powered by a 6000 horse power Westinghouse jet engine. The new boat will be pushed along by a 9000 horse power unit. Ken has built the new boat, Aussie Spirit, based on his experience of what works. Aussie Spirit is not that much different to the Spirit of Australia in design. Ken constructed the new boat in his garage in Cincinnati USA. Aussie Spirit was pronounced complete on 23rd December 1999. The team have started trials of the new boat. Ken has stated that there is only one way this record attempt will be run, and that is professionally. Initial low speed trials will be held in Taree NSW. Once low speed trials are complete then the team will begin high speed trials. It is most likely that the boat will eventually be run at Blowering Dam - NSW Australia.

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