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Largest Group Wearing Life Jackets In One Day

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Virginia, United States / May 17, 2014

During the fifth annual "Ready, Set, Wear It! " campaign, 6,973 people gathered at 175 events to set a world record for largest group of people to wear life jackets.

The event was hosted by the National Safe Boating Council in partnership with Canadian Safe Boating Council. They set the record to to promote safe and responsible boating for National Safe Boating Week and throughout the boating season. See photos of the events here.

- only one life jacket will be counted for each participant
- each participant must have a life jacket
- must follow form of current world record holder
- must provide video evidence


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  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Very fun video. How did the event work? Did all groups participate on the same calendar day?

    • United States North American Safe Boating Campaign

      Thanks Dan! To participate in "Ready, Set, Wear It!" Life Jacket World Record Day, you had to do four things:

      1) Hold an event on Saturday, May 18, 2013 2) Take a photo(s) of all event participants 3) Have each participant sign in 4) Send everything over to me so I could compile the results

      Other than that, we let each event coordinator make the event work best for them. The most important thing: we succeeded in educating nearly 6,000 on the importance of life jacket wear and boating safety.

      You can see all of the event photos at We'll be holding the event again next year, most likely on May 17, 2014 - we'd love for you to join us!

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