World Record Attempt on Seneca Lake this Summer!

GENEVA, N.Y. – A group of passionate kayakers and canoers are teaming up this summer on the north end of Seneca Lake with a common goal and for a fantastic cause. Chuck Little will lead the “Hope Floats Kayak Challenge” in an attempt to break a Guinness Book World Record that was last set in 2014 on Fourth Lake in Inlet, New York.
“A couple of years ago, we did a fundraiser for the Open Door Mission in Rochester, which is a homeless shelter,” Little explained. “We had fun with that, but we wanted to do something different this year, and I stumbled upon this world record.”
Little, his friends, and thousands more, will attempt to construct the largest “floatilla” of kayaks and canoes held together by hands only, for a minimum of 30 seconds. The record currently stands at 3,150 people and is held by “One Square Mile of Hope.”
“The record has been going back and forth between the current record holders and other organizations in the last 10 years, so my friends and I decided to take a shot and see if we can do it,” Little added.
To break the record, the event will need to draw at least 3,151 participants who would be free-floating together and not touching land for a minimum of 30 seconds. “All proceeds will benefit the Will Not Cancer Institute, and the goal is for all participants to be preregistered,” said Little.
For more information on how to register, visit www.seneca5ck.com. Event set-up will begin promptly at 7:00 AM on August 19, and the record-breaking attempt is set for noon.

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