Inspired by Mad Max, the recent post-apocalyptic film in which the Earth has been plunged into chaos by the exhaustion of oil, the McGill Concrete Canoe Team set out with a new take on recycling. Posterra, a union of the words ‘post’ and ‘terra’ – meaning ‘after earth’ – represents engineering in a world where there are few resources to engineer with.
Placement: 7th/14 participating teams
Weight: 92 kg
Length: 5.78 m
Concrete Compressive Strength: 8.8MPa
Anakalypse, or Ana for short, was given a name meaning discovery in Greek. The theme of this year’s entry was Around the World in 28 days (the curing time for concrete). This year, McGill aimed to inspire others with their theme of human discovery and travels.
The Kraken was McGill’s first entry into the CNCCC in ten years. In naming their canoe after a mythical squid-like creature from the writings of Jules Verne, the McGill team also hoped to emerge from the shadows as the new participants in the CNCCC.