2007-2008 was a great year for concrete canoe. Bluenose, a striking white canoe with blue gunwales, was a great work of technical achievement. The optimal hull design was chosen from millions of shapes using a performance function and the mix was so light that floatation was not added to the canoe. At 105 pounds, Bluenose was hundreds of pounds lighter than most of the other canoes, and almost 80 pounds lighter than the next lightest canoe. Although the races were cancelled due to extreme weather, the trip to Halifax was still a great experience for the team. The canoe was later successfully paddled by almost the whole team at Lake Ontario.

  • David Ruggiero [NSCI0T8]
  • Eva Chau [CIV0T9]
  • Victoria Wilson [ARTS1T0]
  • Michael Ferri [NSCI1T0]
  • Julie Hommik [CIV1T0]
  • Alexandra Barrett [INDY0T7]
  • Riley Monsour [MEK0T9]
  • Franklin Wang [NSCI1T0]
  • Franz LaZerte [MEK0T9]
  • Chen Chen [INDY0T9]
  • Justin Shum [0T9]
  • Mark Ngo [CHE0T8]
  • Owen Melville [NSCI0T9]
  • Lianting Ni [NSCI1T0]
  • Sanae Rosen [NSCI1T1]
  • Sara Clark [NSCI0T7]
  • Ariel Feldman [MEK0T9]
  • Timothy van Putten [CIV0T9]
  • Jonathan Ho [NSCI1T0]
  • Jeffrey Castrucci [CHE0T9]
  • Timothy Reyes [0T9]
  • Jennifer Eversley [CIV1T0]


Project Details

Class Year: 1T1

Status: Decommissioned

Theme: Sailing

Placement at CNCCC 2008: 4th

Length: 6.1 m

Weight: 72.6 kg


Project Managers: Lyle Gordon [MSE0T8], Mike Lacourt [CHE0T9]

Recent Builds

704 Spadina

(2019 - 2020)


(2018 - 2019)


(2017 - 2018)


(2016 - 2017)


(2015 - 2016)


Each year, the UofT Concrete Canoe design team design, test, and construct our own canoe and pit it against other universities in national competitions.

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Sandford Fleming Building - Room B740
10 King's College Road,
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 3G4