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GVSU students race in the Wooden Shoe Regatta

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - 66 Grand Valley students are competing Wednesday in the school's 25th annual Wooden Shoe Regatta.
Every summer, junior-level mechanical engineering students design and build small sailboats from a 2" x 4" x 10" block of basswood.  They race their 1/12 scale model sailboats in a 12-foot towing tank and wind tunnel.
The races are in room 102 of the Keller Engineering Labs on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

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  • Mike

    One of the best parts of the Engineering program I experienced, the Wood Shoe Regatta, graduating class of 2011. Thank you Dr. Fleischmann, for the wonderful tradition you created.

  • Frederick

    Dr Fleischmann also gave out a special 25th Anniversity ‘Challege Coin’ to the racers and Fluids Engineering Alumni. Contact her if your an Engineering Alumni if you want one.

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