Never been to Joisey, probably never will.
I’m surprised the number isn’t much higher.
We had 501 paddlers last summer for our local Fire Department dice drift on our little river called French Creek. They don’t hardly even advertise the event.
From the photos looks like ours 95% rec-kayaks 5% canoes. They did a lot better keeping PFDs on the folks than we did. I do see some not laced up.