Exactly 1,651 boats gathered and tied up Saturday on Lake Cumberland and broke the Guinness World Record for the largest boat tie-up, said Mike Janela, official on-site judge for the event.
A certificate was presented to officials with the Lake Cumberland Association following a count by air and by water, Janela said. The previous record included 1,454 boats. Guidelines for the record category stipulate that all participating boats must be connected together in a single line for at least one minute and have at least one person on board during this minute. Janela said the boaters were able to hold the tie up for “quite a while.”
The Lake Cumberland Association is promoting the largest ever event on Lake Cumberland. The “Lake Cumberland Raft Up 2010” will be a lake-wide event attempting to break the world record number of boats rafted (moored) together simultaneously. All marinas on the lake will provide a full weekend of fun and festivities.
The association is expecting this to become the annual Lake Cumberland area ‘signature’ event. Each marina has its own sense of community, but the Association’s goal is for everyone to come together to experience the pride and camaraderie of the entire lake region and encourage participants to experience as many marinas as possible during “Raft Up” weekend.
The event will take place near Tate Landing or some have referred to as Monticello Beach. The location is across from “Shin Bone,” just west of Conley Bottom. There are over two miles of beach area for houseboats to “beach up” along the shoreline. Cruisers, runabouts, pontoons, fishing boats and others may anchor, backing up to the houseboats, forming a long oblong circle of continual boats. This will be the largest ever party on Lake Cumberland. A designated FM radio station will provide wonderful party music during the event.
Lake Cumberland currently has 72 square miles of water with an average depth of 60 feet. So make plans to not only experience, but participate in breaking the Guinness World Record at the 1st Annual “Lake Cumberland Raft Up.” For additional information go to http://www.lakecumberlandraftup.com