Concrete canoe racing origins in the US and began in Germany in 1986 when the first competition was held at Limburg an der Lahn. From then on, it was organized by the German Cement Association (VDZ) every few years and continues to be one of the biggest events in the concrete industry and faculties across europe.
The concrete canoe teams of the different universities and colleges are facing a difficult challenge.
How do we built a canoe out of concrete that swims? Isn't concrete way to heavy?
The opposie is the case: research and teamwork has shown that it's possible to build concrete canoes, that are as light as 16kg! Even the diameter of the wall structures can be as thin as 2mm. Now, that is called science!
Award-winning teams have to show their expertice in a broad variety of skills, not only in their field.
Sportsmanship, creative concepts and even the Regattashirts are being prized in the event.
The 16.German Concrete Canoe Regatta will be in Cologne. Mark the Dates: June 09/10th 2017
Are you studying Civil/Enviromental Engineering or Industrial Engineering?
You want to engage in a team of highly motivated members?
Test your expertice and come to one of our next meetings!
Inst. of Building Materials, Concrete Construction and Fire Protection
Department of Building Materials