Updated: 10/02/10 : 15:07:16
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Sligo's 'Rock The Boat' World Record Achieved

Students at IT Sligo today created a world record for as many people as possible performing a 'Rock the Boat' dance together. There was no official Guinness Book of Records for the attempt...until now.

Sligo students have created the record this afternoon. The official World Record is now 621 participants. Members of An Garda Siochana were on hand to verify the count.

The money raised at the event is being donated to the Irish Red Cross Haiti Disaster Fund.

The fun event was hosted by the Sligo Student's Union and presented by 'Baldy Mick'. Over 50 photographs are have been uploaded to the Social Section of SLIGO TODAY where they can be freely downloaded.

President of IT Sligo Students’ Union Breffni Gorman commented, "“It was a wonderful sight to see that, even in financially strenuous times like these, the students of IT Sligo have managed to raise €2000 in less than an hour, for such a deserving charity.

"The Students’ Union is truly proud of our achievement and the amazing work that our students have done for charity this year. After Raise and Give week we hope to have raised in excess of €30,000 for various charities this year.”

The event was over seen by two Gardaí and independent observer from The Irish Red Cross, Michael Joe Mulvanny. All evidence of the event has been submitted to Guinness and the students are looking forward to next years edition of The Guinness Book of Records which they hope to be included in.

The Sligo students have now 'thrown down the gauntlet' to the rest of the world and challenged anybody, anywhere, to beat their record.

Go ahead...Make My Day 

50 Photos from the event are in the Social Section

See the Video from Baldy Mick