VYFS Hopes to Break World Record on the Harbor

Posted: July 17, 2014

By: Natalie Martin [Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber]

With one month to go until it attempts to break a world record, Vashon Youth & Family Services is looking to recruit around 2,500 people to take to Quartermaster Harbor in kayaks and canoes for a gathering that organizers hope will be fun as well as bring in needed funds for the social services agency.

This month VYFS is starting a registration push for Raft Up, an Aug. 17 event where those involved will attempt to set a world record for the number of kayaks and canoes rafted up at one time.

VYFS Executive Director Kathleen Johnson said she believes about 500 people are already planning to come that day with their boats, but far fewer have completed the online registration which recently opened up and far more participants are still needed to try to set a record. The current record for rafting up is 2,099 boats.

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