On July 24-25, 2004, the Pickering Dragon Boat Club accomplished something that had never been achieved before; setting the Guinness World Record for longest distance travelled in a dragon boat in 24hrs. In 2008 this record was eclipsed by a club in Australia. On August 25-26, 2012 the Pickering Dragon Boat Club plans to regain this record.
The paddle will begin on Saturday August 25th and 12:00pm and end on Sunday August 26th, at 12:00pm. The launch will take place at Progress East Frenchmans Bay Park, with the Progress Clubhouse acting as headquarters throughout the event.
The event is dependant on the help of paddlers and people of the community acting as Record Setting Athletes, On-Water Support Paddlers and On-Land Volunteers.