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Carnival Cruise Line and more than a hundred Sydneysiders made history on Cronulla beach on Sunday by breaking the record of the longest distance travelled on a slip and slide in one hour – an impressive 25 kilometres.

The event was part of the cruise line’s promotion of the world’s steepest and fastest thrill slide at sea, a 55-metre slide that will feature on Carnival Spirit when she visits Sydney for the first time on October 17, 2012.

The slide was designed with Australians in mind and an Australian competition to name the slide is currently underway – ‘Sea Serpent’, ‘Man Overboard’ and ‘Mighty Aqua’ are some suggestions generated by inspired participants in Sunday’s record-breaking slide.

The Aussie winner will take a trip to the US to officiate the slide’s inauguration and take the first thrilling ride.

The Guinness World Records, representatives of which officiated Sunday’s event, is currently checking video evidence and will award the record when satisfied.