SEATTLE – Holy mackerel! The Seattle Boat Show (Jan. 27 – Feb. 4) is attempting to set TWO Guinness World Records during the show this year. One for the most origami fish on display in a single location and one for the largest knot tying lesson, and anyone can participate.
Guinness World Record for the Largest Display of Origami Fish
The goal to set the record is 1,500 fish. Since it won’t be as easy as shooting fish in a barrel, the show has partnered with Bellevue Children’s Academy and its sister school, Willows Preparatory School. The students have been putting their origami skills to the test and folding fish to get the challenge started. Their creations will be on display when the show opens.
But more help is needed! And all show attendees can participate. Families can make it a fun activity to do together at home by following these detailed printable instructions or watching this video. When they come to the show they can drop their fish off at the Information Booth (W-56), see the fish created by students at Bellevue Children’s Academy and Willows Preparatory School, and check on the progress towards the goal of 1,500 fish. Or, while at the show pick up some origami paper and make origami fish onsite.
An origami instructor will be giving instruction for all ages and skill levels on the following days
· Saturday, Jan. 28: 10:30-4:00 pm
· Sunday, Jan. 29: 10:30-4:00 pm
· Saturday, Feb. 4: 10:30-4:00 pm
“Our entire student body is very excited to be partnering with the Seattle Boat Show on this fun challenge,” said Yuka Shimizu, director, Bellevue Children’s Academy. “It’s a way for them to show off their creativity and skills and collaborate and learn outside of the classroom.”
The results will be announced at 10 am on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Guinness World Record Attempt for Largest Knot Tying Lesson—Sunday, January 29, 9:30 am
Knot just for seasoned boaters, landlubbers too can participate in the second Guinness World Record attempt. Participants will learn three knots from Lisa Vizzini, a certified sailing instructor and co-owner of Port Townsend Rigging. Rope is provided and the first 500 participants will receive free admission to the show and a free Seattle Boat Show hat. Note: participants need to enter the show from the SW VIP Entrance located on Occidental Avenue on the west side of CenturyLink Field Event Center. Details and directions for admission can be found at: http://www.seattleboatshow.com/knottyingrecord.html.
About the Seattle Boat Show: Friday Jan. 27 – Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.
From stand up paddleboards to superyachts and everything in between the Seattle Boat Show features 1,000 recreational watercraft and more than 400 exhibitors. There are more than three acres of the latest innovations and accessories, technology and boating gear on display indoors, plus 100 world-class yachts in their natural habitat on South Lake Union. There are two locations – indoors at CenturyLink Field Event Center and on the water at South Lake Union. A free shuttle runs between both locations. There are more than 200 free seminars during the nine days of the show and advanced training classes for a fee through Boat Show University.
For a complete list of exhibitors, seminars, travel package and ticket prices, please visit www.SeattleBoatShow.com. Purchase tickets online and receive $3 weekend parking compliments of BECU.
About Bellevue Children’s Academy and Willows Preparatory School
Bellevue Children’s Academy (BCA) is an independent Elementary School for students in grades Pre-K through fifth located in Bellevue, Wash. https://www.bcacademy.com/
Willows Preparatory School is (WPS) is a is a private, mission-driven, independent co-educational day school, currently serving 94 Students in grades six through eight located in Redmond, Wash. http://willowsprep.com/