We have been designing and building canoes for 17 years. See our history of past projects below!
DAKUWAQA took on a tropical theme in 2018, wearing a beautiful blue Aesthetics Mix with sea creature designs. This was Cornell's lightest canoe yet at 110 pounds. The hull design was shorter and wider to increase maneuverability and stability. Dakuwaqa finished as the top American team in the 2018 ASCE Upstate New York Regional Competition, placing 3rd overall.
AMAROK embraced a winter theme, and through the first-time use of an Aesthetics Mix, bore a wolf and icicles on a sleek black background. Additionally, Metakaolin and Expanded Shale, Clay, and Slate were used in our concrete mix for the first time. AMAROK is our thinnest cast boat ever, weighing in at only 165 pounds., and placed 4th Overall in the 2017 ASCE Upstate New York Regional Competition.
THRAKOS was based on a brand new hull design (special thanks to David Yost) that saw significant decreases in width, making for a faster, sleeker boat. She was the first boat to be colored integrally, and her mix design featured Type III Portland Cement and shrinkage-reducing admixture. THRAKOS placed 3rd Overall in the 2016 ASCE Upstate NY Regional Competition.
EMPIRE was the first boat to utilize 3M glass bubbles in its construction. EMPIRE placed 6th overall at the ASCE Upstate NY Regional Competition.
URSA MAJOR‘s construction featured both a female and a male mold, allowing for the additions of a gunwale and ribbing for the very first time. The boat carried the team to its first appearance at the ASCE National Conference since 2000. URSA MAJOR placed 2nd overall in the ASCE Upstate NY Regional Competition.
The fun, circus-themed RINGLEADER featured an all new mold design and construction which would become the foundation of the mold for the next two years. RINGLEADER placed 3rd overall in the ASCE Upstate NY Regional Competition.
In 2012, the team unveiled CAYUGA, the strongest canoe since the reinstatement of concrete canoe at Cornell. CAYUGA placed 4th overall in the ASCE Upstate NY Regional Competition.
ODYSSEY placed 7th overall in the ASCE Upstate NY Regional Competition.
While building Red Rower, Red Rower, the team was able to learn from some of it's previous mistakes and field a canoe which was structurally sound, but failed to complete the swamp test, and was therefore unable to be raced.
At the Upstate NY Regional Competition, Team Critical failed to reach the water and as a result, was unable to compete in the race portion of the competition.
With one year of experience under their belts, there was no question that the Cornell Concrete Canoe team would build upon the previous year's knowledge to create Seeing Red, an even faster, lighter, and more durable concrete canoe. Seeing Red placed 1st overall in the ASCE Upstate NY Regional Competition. However, the canoe broke in the process and was not repairable, and therefore the team was not able to attend Nationals.
Icebreaker placed 3rd overall in the ASCE Upstate NY Regional Competition.
C4 (The Cornell Concrete Canoe Company) made a boat and successfully made it to Nationals that year.