Paddlers at Raft-a-Palooza Break Record

396 canoes and kayaks simultaneously launched in less than 15 seconds

Pierre Curry

Go, paddlers!

The New Hampshire Lakes Association says its simultaneous launch of 396 canoes and kayaks in less than 15 seconds on Lake Winnipesaukee this summer has set a new Guinness World Record.

The Aug. 3 event at LakeFest 2014: Raft-a-Palooza at Weirs Beach bested the previous record. That one was set in Tasmania last year with 308 boats.

The festival was a fundraiser for the association, which works to protect lakes and their watersheds through advocacy and education.

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