most man-powered boats in the water
[June 30] Discovery Bay,CA,US-More than 200 paddle boats and kayaks
gathered in Discovery Bay on June 23rd to set a new World Record
for the most manned paddle boats ever assembled in one location.
They actually broke two records: the most man-powered boats
in the water (previously set in Florida in 1997), and the most man-powered
boats tied together (set at Lake Herman, Calif. in 1994).
Paddle Boat World Record - Discovery Bay/ Photo by Mark Skilling
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With a final count of 183 qualified boats (they
had to be tied together on connected in some way), the participants
managed to beat the record by a clean 61 boats. (The original record
was set ten years ago in Florida).
The town has undergone a 10-year process to obtain
its own identity, separate from that of neighboring Byron. The new
ZIP code will distinguish the area for more than just the post office.
Resident Debbie Guzzardo, whose husband Mike created
the www.94505.com Web site, has lived in Discovery Bay for six years.
The Guzzardos have lived all over the Bay Area and said this is
their last stop. On Saturday, she helped tie red, white and blue
balloons bearing the new ZIP code to each of the record-setting
“Discovery Bay is such a unique place,” she said.
“It’s great for the community to do something different and to celebrate
the new ZIP code.”
Sources: www.94505.com, Oakley Press report