Lakes Region
9:34 am
Sun August 3, 2014

Two World Records Could Be Broken At Winnipesaukee's 'Raft-A-Palooza'

Kayakers and canoeists are hoping to break two world records in Laconia, New Hampshire, this weekend.

LakeFest 2014: Raft-a-Palooza takes place Sunday at Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee. Following a "Blessing of the Fleet" in the morning, paddlers will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest raft of canoes and kayaks. The current record was set in Michigan with 2,099 boats.

The group also hopes to beat the record for the number of kayaks and canoes launched simultaneously. A group in Tasmania set the record with 308 boats last year.

The festival is a fundraiser for NH Lakes, which works to protect lakes and their watersheds through advocacy and education.

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