About the French Competition
Concrete canoes first appeared in France in 2000 when 6 canoes were
displayed at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) in
Grenoble. The primary goal was to to see whether the boats floated.
The following year, full blown races were held in Grenoble where over 200
participants from from
the IUT of Grenoble, Bourges, Lyon, Cergy-Pontoise and Nimes competed.
Nowadays, the French Nationals are held every two years. The 8th
Concrete Canoe Challenge was
held in Saint-Laurent-Blangy,
a light industrial suburb and river port on the northeast side of Arras.
The competition was won by the University of Twente who made their first
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Concrete Canoe Challenge - 8th French Nationals
April 21-22, 2012
Wins in France
The University of Twente (Enschede,
Netherlands) won the competition.
The French Nationals
were held in Saint-Laurent-Blangy,
a light industrial suburb and river port on the northeast side of
Arras. The competition was won by the University of Twente who has
become one of the the dominant players in Europe.
Twente shows off their entries during the
This was the first time that
the team competed in France.
Photos taken during prior competitions.
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