Stagecoach event will attempt to set record |

Stagecoach event will attempt to set record

The End of Summer Stagecoach Fun Fest is slated from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Stagecoach State Park.

— Stand-up paddleboarders, kayakers and others on non-motorized boats should show up at Stagecoach State Park beach promptly at 3:30 p.m. Saturday if they want to be a part of history.

The Friends of Stagecoach group is attempting to break the record for the most number of people-powered water crafts on a Colorado State Parks lake.

Friends of Stagecoach member Sara Barry said she tried to look up what the current record is.

“I don’t even think there is a record to break, so we’re going to have to break our own,” Barry said. “Maybe we’ll challenge Steamboat Lake next summer.”

Local photographer Larry Pierce will be at the event to capture the moment.

The photo shoot is part of the End of Summer Stagecoach Fun Fest, set for noon to 5 p.m.

The event features a sailing clinic from noon to 2 p.m., at which the Steamboat Sailing Club will give clinics on the basic rules of sailing, rigging and wind direction. Boats will be provided.

“Depending on the winds, they’re going to take people out,” Barry said.

There will be music, corn hole, games and dancing on the beach from 3 to 5 p.m.

Food and drinks will be available for a small donation. There will also be a silent auction, which includes a four-hour pontoon rental donated by Stagecoach Marina.

“Just a good afternoon with family,” Barry said.

The event is free, but an annual or day parks pass is required. Dogs must be on a leash and are not allowed at the beach area.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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