Puddle Duck World Records (discontinued)

Back in the early days when we were first getting started, there were only a few puddle ducks and many of them were scattered across the world, with no other duckers close to them. We created our own idea of "world records" as a way compete against each other over long distances.

The way they worked is we would come up with a set of rules for the competition to test the abilities of the pdracer and then we would try and do our best to win the record. Everyone who participated turned in their results with the honor system. The records also were "reset" every year, so that way we could compete again the following year.

Even though we reset the records at the end of the year, everyone could see the overal best record so this type of challenge has pretty much run it's course and they have been discontinued.

Rather than testing the abilities of the duck, we really need to make competitions so that duckers can compete with each other. As a replacement, duckers can create their own challenges and run them, for more information see Ducker Challenge & SDDP Races


The Old Puddle Duck World Records
Challenge Date Record Person that set record
24 Hour Distance 9/1/2007 23 miles Detlef & Manuela Teufel
24 Hour Distance 2/24/2007 20.2 miles Tim Cleary
24 Hour Distance 6/25/2006 21.25 miles Gordon Seiter




Annual Milage 2010 315.73 miles in 43 outings in at least 8 lakes Kenneth Giles #213
Annual Milage 2009 172.6 miles in 34 outings Kenneth Giles
Annual Milage 2009 144.25 miles in 24 outings, over 10 different bodies of water Dave Sanborn
Annual Milage 2007 276.5 miles Tim Cleary




Most Participants 10/10/2009 13 boats Fleet Captain Tim Cleary - PD Racer World Championship
Most Participants 5/13/2006 9 boats Fleet Captain David "Shorty" Routh - PD World Championships
Most Participants 4/30/2006 9 boats Fleet Captain Gordon Seiter - 2005 Summerland Puddle Duck Hatch
Most Participants 8/6/2005 4 boats Fleet Captain Ken Abrahams - 2005 World Championship
Most Participants 4/17/2004 6 boats Fleet Captain David "Shorty" Routh - PDS-TX
Most Participants 2/28/2004 3 boats Fleet Captain David "Shorty" Routh - First PD race




Live Weight Carried 8/10/2009 1545 lbs Julian R Mallett
Live Weight Carried 1/18/2008 550 lbs Sid Forbe
Live Weight Carried 6/12/2007 1700 lbs Rick Landreville #136




Bodies Aboard 8/10/2009 11 people Julian R Mallett
Bodies Aboard 1/18/2008 3 people Sid Forbes
Bodies Aboard 6/12/2007 11 people Rick Landreville #136




Hatch Event 4/28/2006 10 built Gordon Seiter
Hatch Event 9/14/2004 4 built Mike Matthews




Most built single person 2010 8 hulls Jason Nabors




Iceboat 2/23/2007 33.6 mph Kenny Ceaglske




Live Aboard 8/16/2007 3 days Detlef Teufel




Road Trip 8/17/2009 595 miles Ricky Idlett #345 to Lake Nottley, GA
Road Trip 5/13/2006 1152 miles Tim Cleary - 2006 PD Championship
Road Trip 2006 315.72 miles Jason Nabors to Birthday Challenge
Road Trip 3/8/2006 230 miles Andrew Creamer
Road Trip 9/23/2005 511 miles Bruce Anderson to Lake Powell




Rowing 2/23/2008 3.6 mph over 1.25 miles Tim Cleary
Rowing 3/25/2006 2.9 mph over 1 miles Tim Cleary
Rowing 3/4/2006 2.4 mph over 1.51 miles Tim Cleary
Rowing 3/7/2009 3.16 mph over 6.02 miles Tim Cleary
Rowing 1/20/2006 2.23 mph over 5.51 miles David "Shorty" Routh
Rowing 4/10/2006 1.7 mph over 11.98 miles Tim Cleary




Row - Sail 2/24/2007 2.21 mph over 20.2 miles Tim Cleary
Row - Sail 10/20/2006 3.5 mph over 2.13 miles Tim Cleary
Row - Sail 2/24/2007 1.79 mph over 11.03 miles Morgan & David "Shorty" Routh




Sledding 2/22/2010 20.6 mph Ken Ceaglske
Sledding 3/4/2007 unknown speed Dave Gray
Sledding 2/22/2007 17.3 mph Kenny Ceaglske




Speed - Distance 11/19/2006 5.1 mph over .55 miles Tim Cleary
Speed - Distance 7/28/2006 2.5 mph over .69 miles Tim Cleary
Speed - Distance 12/4/2005 0.66 mph over 1/2 mile Jason Nabors
Speed - Distance 9/24/2006 3.0 mph over 5.11 miles Tim Cleary
Speed - Distance 6/6/2008 4.7 mph over 9 miles Kenny Giles
Speed - Distance 9/28/2007 2.8 mph over 20.5 miles Tim Cleary




Peak Speed While Sailing 5/17/2009 8.2 mph Robert Zachary
Peak Speed While Sailing 6/6/2008 9.0 mph Kenny Giles
Peak Speed While Sailing 6/25/2006 6.5 mph Tim Cleary
Peak Speed While Sailing 5/13/2006 6.1 mph Phil Keck
Peak Speed While Sailing 3/15/2004 6.1 mph David "Shorty" Routh