Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography




Back on June 5, 2010 Pittsburgh, PA held the “Paddle at the Point” event sponsored by Venture Outdoors.  More than 1,700 canoeist and kayakers converged at the point of the three rivers to float together by joining hands for 30 seconds thereby setting the new world record for the largest kayak and canoe flotilla.

The previous Guinness World Record was 1,104 set in 2008 by Inlet Area Business Association in upstate New York.  Cleveland held the world record for seven years before that with 776 boats.

It was officially announced on March 29, 2011 that Guinness World Records notified Venture Outdoors of the acomplishment.  The number particapating in the event was 1,619 canoes and kayakes.  On the link to Venture Outdoors you can also view a time lasped video of the event with a few official photos.

Below are some photos I took of the event.  Hope you enjoy them.


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  You can find related A-Z ARCHIVE: K CHALLENGE HERE:




9 Responses to “A-Z ARCHIVE: K CHALLENGE”

  1. wow quite something

  2. beautiful, so bright, and what good fun 🙂

  3. Lovely photos. I’ve never been kayaking, but I’ve always wanted to give it a go.

  4. Great sequence of shots – looks like you could have paddled down the high street as well as the river 😉

  5. What a beautiful and colorful occasion, Francine. Thanks for sharing the photos and video. 😉

  6. A very sensible choice for ‘K’, indeed. 😉 As pretty as these kayakes are, you could have posted them under ‘color’.

  7. What fun! That’s a lot of kayaks. Great entry for “K”!

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