Event Day Registration
Registered participants who do not have an event packet: Please have your registration number ready when a volunteer walks by.
An event guide is provided in the special event details page. Arrive early (by 9 am)! Please encourage those who are tied-up and not registered to register online (this site), so they're ready with their confirmation number as well. The faster we process check-ins, the higher our chance of success. This victory takes all of us to come together!
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Basic boat registration with charitable option
Registration & Merchandise Summary
Commemorative gear is available in addition to the basic $5 registration (with charitable option). While this option simply covers the registration flag and safety guide, tiered registration and merchandise greatly assist with event expenses. The official attempt is at Raft-Off on 11 August 2018 and boats must be registered for the event to be included in the official count.
Become an Ally for Lake St. Clair
Through your participation, boating safety and water preservation is promoted by nautical charity support and our social campaigns. Become an ally for our water by registering your boat! The official attempt is on Raft-Off, 11 August 2018, and boats must be registered for this special event.
Raft-Off 2018: A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Official Attempt for the Largest Boat Tie-up
NautiBuoy℠ (event organizer) brings awareness to Lake St. Clair through safely and officially setting a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest boat tie-up in Lake St. Clair’s Muscamoot Bay (Michigan), a popular tie-up spot inaccessible by land, in accordance with guidelines established by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS. Raft-Off, a tie-up tradition that has been occurring since the original attempt in 2004 is on 11 August 2018 this year.
Lake Cumberland Association holds the current title on Lake Cumberland, Kentucky, achieved on August 14, 2010, with 1,651 boats. Weekend attendees at Muscamoot Bay’s tie-ups pride themselves as they claim their tie-ups are the largest, yet they have loomed under only an unofficial title after many previous attempts were unsuccessful.
Unlike previous attempts, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS will be present this time. Beyond securing that essential requirement, NautiBuoy’s approach reveals extensive planning: (1) use of technology (e.g., social media, drones, online registration, etc.); (2) promotion and education at Raft-Off Rallies (registration events); (3) staff dress rehearsal; and (4) mandatory pre-registration for accountability, which means the day of Raft-Off is dedicated to the safe and efficient formation of boats.
Participating boats must fly this flag, which is included in registration, for GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS to accept your boat in the count.
Show the world your official participation in this once-in-a-lifetime event (available in tiered registrations).