Warby Motorsport conducted the first tests of Spirit of Australia II on Blowering Dam during September. On the 22nd of September a sign was unveiled at The Pines ( the base camp area for Ken’s World Records) at Blowering Dam to recognise Ken Warby’s World Water Speed Records on the Dam, The New Sign also has a history of the World Water speed record on the sign, Ken was humbled & honoured to have his achievements recognised by the Local Community, this was a fantastic initiative by the Tumut Rotary Club, and Snowy Valleys Council .
The team spent the weekend of the 23rd & 24th of September at Blowering Dam with Spirit of Australia II, . A minor electrical problem with the boat on Saturday morning was discovered, which ended up being a bad battery terminal and easily fixed, The team also worked on the servicing turn around for the boat, logistical operations for the boat while at the Dam and coordinating with emergency services to ensure a safe operation .Dave took the boat out 4 times over the weekend, due to the very windy & rough water conditions testing was limited to 140mph, Dave was pleased with the outcome considering the water conditions over the weekend.
Warby Motorsport would like to thank the Tumut Rotary Club, Maritime NSW, Snowy Valleys Council, Tumut SES, Rural Fire Service, Tumut local Police, Roddy Engineering & Talbingo Tourist Caravan Park for their assistance in making the weekend of testing possible.
The Team is now planning to return to Blowering Dam in late November for more testing, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary Ken’s first World Water Speed Record in 1977.
Please see the links below to media stories from the weekend
Win News Riverina
9 News Riverina