Trump supporters hope to set world record with boat parade in Clearwater
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Supporters of President Donald Trump in Clearwater are hoping to break a Guinness record for holding the world's largest boat parade.
Thousands of boaters hit the water on Saturday to be a part of the event. They say they need more than 1,180 boats to break the record.
“It’ll be nice to be in the open air, sunshine, maintain distance and support what we believe is the proper presidential choice,” Cliff Gehart, one of the organizers, told FOX 13 earlier this week. “We think it’ll be cool to see a thousand boats with thousands of flags.”
Gephart said they needed more than 1,180 boats to break the record, and they had over 1,600 people pay and register to be a part of the parade.
Boaters from all over the state showed up to take part.
Gephart believes they had close to 2,000 boats out on the water. They will know whether or not they broke the record after officials have a chance to review the footage.
“It’ll be nice to be in the open air, sunshine, maintain distance and support what we believe is the proper presidental choice,” organizer Cliff Gehart offered. “We think it’ll be cool to see a thousand boats with thousands of flags.”
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The event kicked off Saturday around 10 a.m. near Pier 60 in Clearwater.