UW- Madison Wins 4th Concrete Canoe Competition

Posted on September 16, 2006  Comments (5)

Concrete Canoe Race

University of Wisconsin-Madison Takes First Place for 4th Straight year in 2006 National Concrete Canoe Competition:

This was no ordinary boat race. The competitors weren’t sleek sailboats riding the winds or high-powered yachts muscling their way across the finish line. These were canoes. Made of concrete. Hundreds of pounds of concrete. And the only thing propelling these water-worthy crafts was the determination of the engineering students that created them in a bid to win the ‘America’s Cup of Civil Engineering.’

5 Responses to “UW- Madison Wins 4th Concrete Canoe Competition”

  1. CuriousCat: UW Concrete Canoe Team Victorious in the Netherlands
    October 9th, 2007 @ 11:12 am

    “The University of Wisconsin-Madison Concrete Canoe Team dominated the 30th annual Dutch Concrete Canoe Challenge Sept. 7–9 in the Netherlands. The team took first place overall, with victories in five out of the six race categories.”

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  3. Meredith
    July 24th, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    This race is so much fun to be a part of! My dad teaches Civil Engineering and the concrete canoe race is his student’s favorite (and most frustrating) project. It may seem like a great canoe…until it hits the water. Great job UW-Madison!

  4. Anonymous
    July 26th, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    This race is amazing! It’s a great way to combine fun with education! This activity demonstrates teamwork, overcoming adversity, and other useful engineering and just plain overall life skills. Great job.

  5. Jane Alman
    April 24th, 2012 @ 3:50 am

    Who knew you could build a canoe out of concrete ?! I live in Marin, the home of the actual America’s Cup, and I have to say this looks more exciting. Is this event still happening? (I just realized as I’m commenting, that this is from 6 years ago : )

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