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
This record was set as part of Toyota Prius Records, a two-day event
streamed live on the Internet. In a 48-hour period, URDB officials
adjudicated 200 Prius-related world records. This was the most records
ever documented in a 48-hour window, a world record in and of itself.
The event took place in Los Angeles, California on March 30th and 31st,
2011. See all the records set at the event here.