This weekend I was at the SUPer Mile Guinness World Record attempt at Queen Mary Sailing Club in London. I took five of our SUP boards for people to trial.
What’s the SUPer Mile? It’s an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for The Largest Parade of Paddle Boarders. This is a record for a continuous parade of Stand Up Paddle Boarders (SUP) paddling a one mile course, which before the weekend, stood at 264. It’s not a race… it’s a mass participation charity event!
People have to ride on their SUPs for one mile and then they become a record breaker. No experience was needed, and kit was provided (including the Sunfish SUP’s)!
The event was made to help fund raise with a suggested personal target of £10 for the Africa Foundation.
The Africa Foundation is currently funding projects in more than 40 communities in BOTSWANA, KENYA, NAMIBIA, SOUTH AFRICA and TANZANIA. The SUPer Mile supports a project at Mahlale High School, South Africa, to enhance its curriculum offerings. Africa Foundation proposes building a media centre consisting of a science laboratory, computer centre and a library. Their fundraising target was £5000.
From 11:00 to 16:00 hundreds of paddle boarders joined in for the record attempt while I was there to promote the Laser and let people trial the 5 Sunfish SUPs that we have on demo- people loved the look of the boards and many said they were fast and stable.
With over 315 Paddle Boarders, the record was smashed! I would say it was a very successful day.
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