March 6, 2016


Imagine 3,200 passionate Western Australian paddlers rafting up together in a mass of amazing colour on the Swan River to break a Guinness World Record.

‘Unite on the Swan’, a fantastic initiative co-created by Canoeing Western Australia and Water Wanderers Kayaking.

The largest raft of canoes, kayaks and skis consists of 3,150 craft and was achieved by One Square Mile of Hope in Inlet, New York, USA, on 13 September 2014.

Last year we achieved the Australian record for the largest raft-up (302) and we will do even better this year. 302 craft rafted on the Swan was impressive, can we multiply this by 11x to break the record? With your help, yes we can.

As well as attempting to break the world record for the largest raft of canoes, kayaks and skis, Unite on the Swan’s goal is to proudly support Breast Cancer Care WA.

It will be an early Sunday morning paddle with craft counting starting at 7.30 am. Bring some snacks and drinks and take the time for a chat. Corralling 3,200 people is going to take some doing.

This world record attempt will once again capture the spirit, enthusiasm and fun of paddling in beautiful Western Australia. Who better than outdoor loving WA paddlers, competitive and recreational alike, to step up to the plate to attempt to break this world record?


As well as being an event to promote paddle sports as a positive life changing physical activity, Unite on the Swan highlights how the people of Perth unite as one to support Breast Cancer Care WA and the amazing service to community they provide.

Be a part of this incredible, memorable event on the beautiful Swan River. The location for this years event will be in East Perth, the exact location will depend on weather. Stay tuned and we will update you on the exact location closer to the day.


Access to the raft will be available through two counting  zones surrounding the designated raft location. Experienced volunteers and guides will be on hand with any questions you may have at the counting zones . This day will also be a chance to have a chat with old friends, make new ones, and take in sensational views from a very special perspective.

When everyone has rafted up, you will be featured in an amazing drone photo organised by our event partners SkyworksWA

If you have a paddle craft and are based in WA, take the opportunity to make history.

Make sure you’re following us on Facebook to see the announcement when they open!