During the fourth annual "Ready, Set, Wear It!" campaign, 5,774 people gathered at 189 events around USA, Finland, Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Japan to set a world record for largest group of people to wear life jackets.
On May 20, 2010, the National Safe Boating Council, in partnership
with the Canadian Safe Boating Councilset an ldquo;Inflatable Life
Jacket World Record.rdquo; Through a coordinated effort across North
America, 1,154 participants inflated life jackets in 29 states,
Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 13 Canadian locations.
Each individual was given an inflatable life jacket. A countdown was
given and at the end of each countdown, the “Jerk to Inflate” cord was
pulled and life jackets were inflated.
Every event coordinator was required to submit the following to be
included in the overall count: a photo or video of the actual inflation,
a tally sheet signed by each participant at each event, and a “Report
Card” summarizing each event’s key points (including number of