The lake area is now 0/2 when it comes to trying to set the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest boat parade.
“I can tell you it was a very well planned and organized attempt, with both the organizers and the volunteers involved” says Claire Stephens, the Guinness World Records Judicator who oversaw this year’s parade, “While the total was short of the total record set in Malaysia in 2014…it was still a valiant attempt and a memorable event for those who attended.”
She says this event showed the perseverance and dedication the community has for coming together in an event like this.
This past weekend’s attempt drew only 320-some boats for the effort falling well short of the 1,181 needed to topple Malaysia from holding the record.
Just about a year ago, more than 600 boats hit the water for the first effort here in the lake area with only a handful more than 500 officially counting in the effort.