Save the date for Floatfest 2020!
PADDLES TO THE READY!
#Floatfest20 is coming!
Floatfest is an event event proudly instigated by the members of the Murraylands Regional Tourist Association, to encourage you to visit our wonderful Region, and experience life by the River.
Floatfest is a family focused event attempting to break a World Record to gather the largest number of floating kayaks and canoes by “Paddling into the Record Books”.
We also run fun canoeing activities including our obstacle course, dash for cash and other water activities to promote safe canoeing and water skills on the Murray River as well as environmental sustainability and responsibility.
We encourage you to join us in our attempt to get as many canoes and kayaks on the Murray River for the Purnong Water Regatta for their first event!
Purnong Water Regatta
Caurnamont Boat Ramp
March 14th - 15th 2020
Join us for a weekend full or fun water activities for the first Purnong Water Regatta as well as the usual Floatfest fun all in one great new location! Let's put this region into the Record Books!
What is the Obstacle Course?
Canoe the Coorong puts together a bigger and more complex course every year to challenge our participant’s canoe skills and encourage them to have some fun. The course includes buoys places for a slalom style dash, limbo arm and other obstacles to race around.
What is the Dash for Cash?
Race against your friends and rivals for the prize! Take part in our canoe race on the Murray River, which is usually split into a couple divisions (adults/children), to win a great prize!
The Record Attempt
Floatfest attempts to one day beat the Official Guinness World Record for the largest raft of canoes and kayaks. We have a long way to go to break the current record but we’re out to have some fun!
The official Guinness World Record: The largest raft of canoes and kayaks consists of 3,150 boats and was achieved by One Square Mile of Hope (USA) in Inlet, New York, USA, on 13 September 2014.
Core Activities at Floatfest Events
- Original record attempt - to gather as many kayaks and canoes rafted together for the record attempt
- Second record attempt - to line as many canoes/kayaks along the banks of the Murray River as we can!
- kayaking demonstrations and instruction for paddling skills/techniques
- Much more to be announced soon!
Purpose of Floatfest
The purpose of Floatfest is the education surrounding water safety in any setting but particularly on the Murray River. Water safety is paramount both for communities, migrants and international visitors to the river. Additionally the Floatfest team focus on the educational elements of healthy and active lifestyles, community inclusion, and the education of the environment surrounding the river. Finally Floatfest seeks to increase the region's tourism relevance of the river and its surrounding regions as a tourism destination.
For information on some of the great things you can do while visiting the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong visit our BLOG.