Concrete Canoe Racing Hard to Beat

URI civil engineering students rarely get a sinking feeling racing a concrete canoe. Each year, a team spends months researching, designing, and creating an unsinkable, full-sized canoe.

URI hosted 13 teams during the Northeast Regional Championships last April. Presentations were made in Edwards Auditorium on the Kingston Campus while the swamp tests and races were held at Burlingame State Park.

Students from our northern neighbors, Laval University in Quebec, captured first place while our Rhody students took second.