In Aug. 12 Issue
The Lake Cumberland Association is promoting what they term the largest ever event on Lake Cumberland. The “Lake Cumberland Raft Up 2010” will be a lake-wide event attempting to break the world record number of boats rafted (moored) together simultaneously. All marinas on the lake will provide a full weekend of fun and festivities Friday, August 13th through Sunday, August 15th, 2010, with the actual “Raft-Up” taking place Saturday, August 14th between the hours of noon and 5:00pm.
The folks from Guinness World Records will be on hand to adjudicate the event. Participants may register at http://www.lakecumberlandraftup.com or any of the nine marinas. The Association encourages all boaters from across the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee to join in with the Lake Cumberland boating community. All size boats are encouraged to participate, even row boats and canoes.
The association is expecting this to become the annual Lake Cumberland area ‘signature’ event. Each marina has its own sense of community, but the Association’s goal is for everyone to come together to experience the pride and camaraderie of the entire lake region and encourage participants to experience as many marinas as possible during “Raft Up” weekend.
The event will take place near Tate Landing or some have referred to as Monticello Beach. The location is across from "Shin Bone," just west of Conley Bottom. There are over two miles of beach area for houseboats to "beach up" along the shoreline. Cruisers, runabouts, pontoons, fishing boats and others may anchor, backing up to the houseboats, forming a long oblong circle of continual boats. This should be the largest ever party on Lake Cumberland..
While we encourage participation in the event, we are a little disappointed there has not been more advertising in promoting the event.
The marinas are to be commended for all the promotions they do to continue to develop the tourism potential of the area.
Everyone around the lake reaps the benefit of tourism to the area, yet little do we do promote it.
The Guinness Book of World Records will be in here, yet there has been little visible promotion. This one event could be so important to the future development of Lake Cumberland and to show the world there is still plenty of water in Lake Cumberland.
If you haven’t made plans, it’s not too late, grab your boat and take part in a world record breaking event.