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Many Floatzilla 2013 participants have been waiting to hear about the numbers!
Here they are…
- We had 1,369 people register this year, about 100 less than in 2012.
- The official count for the number of boats in float was 944, including a section of 65 boats that broke off from the main group. This did not include a number of boats still on the river.
Last year’s count was inconclusive, but a safe estimate was around 1,100 boats.
While we weren’t able to break the record this year, we still count this year’s Floatzilla a success with more than 1,300 participants paddling on the Mississippi River. And, more importantly, all did so safely. This despite several obstacles, such as the inability to portage over Sylvan Island.
We had a good turnout, perfect weather and a GREAT time enjoying the river.
Stay tuned for information on how to order an official 2013 Floatzilla poster-size photo.
We hope you (and your friends) will join us next year as we seek out the world record, promote paddling on our rivers, and host the largest gathering of canoes, kayaks and paddleboards on the Mississippi River.