Monday, May 24, 2010

Paddle at the Point - Calling all Canoes and Kayaks

Paddle at the Point - June 5, 2010

Be a part of history!

As part of the World Environment Day on June 5, 2010, Pittsburgh will attempt to break the Guinnes World Record for the Largest Raft of Canoes & Kayaks. This record was most recently set (2009) at Inlet, NY by a group of 1,104 boats. The record was previously set in Cleveland, OH (2001).

The record attempt will involve a flotilla, a free-floating raft of kayaks and canoes held together by hand. Paddlers will launch their boats from convenient locations downtown and for a raft near Point State Park. Once arranged, each paddler will pull-up his / her paddle and hold onto an adjacent boat for 30 seconds - long enough to satisfy the record attemp requirements and for an aerial photograph.

Bring your own boat, or rent one for just $15. For more information and to register, visit

To be safe on the water - check out the
Top Ten Safety Tips for paddlers.

For other events in your area, be sure to visit the
ACA Event Calendar.

Paddle Safe & Paddle Often
Jeremy & Andrew
Safety Education, Instruction & Outreach Department

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