LOAPC paddlers might be interested in the North Central Concrete
Canoe Regional competition. The races are Saturday, 4 April, on
Kent Lake between 9 and 3. The beauty contest and oral presentations
are just as interesting and will be at Lawrence Tech. There is also the
Steel Bridge Competition there.
This years competitors should be MSU, WSU, UM, WMU, Ohio Northern,
Lawrence Tech, maybe St Clair, and last year’s winner Mich Tech. The
boats of MSU and WSU weigh about 250 pounds and are 20 ft long.
This year, all boats have the same outside geometry according to the
rules. Their material content and constrcution techniques may vary widely.