Although the first ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition was held
in 1988, the history of Concrete Canoe in the United States actually
began in the 1960s, when a small number of ASCE Student Chapters began
holding intramural concrete canoe races.
Then, in the 1970s, both the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, Berkeley
claim to have held the first regional competition. In the more than
30 years since, the students’ efforts to combine engineering excellence
and hydrodynamic design to construct water-worthy canoes have
culminated in an advanced form of concrete construction and racing
technique known as the “America’s Cup of Civil Engineering.”
The 2016 competition will be held at the University of Texas at Tyler, June 9-11, 2016.
See the rules and regulations for the 2015 competition!
Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements for national competitions
Rules and Regulations for the 2016 Competition will be released in early September, 2015.
Enjoy photos from the 2015 competition
Highlights from the 2015 competition
Has your university ever
hosted or won the competition?
Find out where and when it is being held.
Find other ways your Student Chapter can participate in ASCE activities.