Is it really possible to build a concrete canoe? That's often the first thing people think about when they hear about it. Yes, it's
definitely possible! We, as the Concrete Canoe Race Committee 2016-2017, are
participating in two concrete canoe races this year. The first race takes place
on the 13th of May in Enschede, the second one on the 9th of June in Cologne,
Germany. For these races, we are working on a whole new and innovative canoe
design to eventually win prizes!
To contact us, please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
I love sports and I love concrete, so why not combining those things and make an awesome concrete canoe? This year we will participate in two races, one in Enschede and one in Cologne. My job as the chairman of the Concrete Canoe Race Committee of 2016-2017 is to make sure everyone does his tasks and we succeed in creating a great concrete canoe, so that eventually we can win prizes in both races!"
Being a part of the CCRC’17 gives me the opportunity to have some practical
experience with the lovely material concrete. In the role of head of manufacturing, I will take care of
the logistics of the manufacturing process. I want the process to create a strong and fast canoe to go smoothly and
well organised. Besides the fact that a
great canoe will be built, it’s really nice to have a good time with the other
members of the team."
Hi! My name is David Kroon, I'm 26 years old and of course I'm very proud to be part of this year's
concrete canoe race team of TU Delft! Admittedly my first thought about
concrete canoes was: "Do they float?", but after getting a bit more
informed I looked forward to help build one. This year the canoe is completely
redesigned and my responsibility is the design of the mould."
As we all know concrete is great, so when I started Structural Engineering this
year and there was an opportunity to build a concrete canoe I was sold
immediately. As Head of Mix Design I’m responsible for the concrete mix that
will be used to make the canoe. I’m confident that this year’s canoe will turn
out great and that we will compete for lots of prizes. The designing, building and
racing of the canoe will be a lot of fun and I hope to see you in Enschede for
support and to join the parties!"
Playing soccer, running, cooking, watching movies and series
I always liked crafting and that is more or less what we are doing in our
committee, so that is why I felt attracted to it. This year I am responsible
for the money that comes in and goes out. I do not have experience in it, so I
hope to learn everything about it. I am looking forward to build the new canoe
and hope we have a great time during the races."
As Qualitate Qua my function in this committee is to be the link between the team and
the board and support the committee where necessary. But participating in this
race is so much fun that I work together with the committee whenever I can. The
whole process of not only designing a concrete canoe, which is not an everyday
practice, but also actually building and racing it makes it a great experience!"