Last year the BetonBrouwers were surprised by a new big player from Liepzig on the European stage. After missing out on the European title, it was clear to the BetonBrouwers that new innovations were needed to get back in the lead. Of course, the problem must be tackled at the hart: the concrete. The current mix is good, but room for improvement is still to be found. After experimenting several times with several mixtures, two new canoes have emerged that have shown good qualities and have the potential to create future champions.
In the finals, Liepzig won 1st and 2nd place in all 3 classes on the 100 meters, but the BetonBrouwers managed to keep Dutch honour high with three 3rd places. At the 200 meters the BetonBrouwers were in their element and the race became more exciting. The construction of the canoe of the BetonBrouwers has been optimized in such way that the manoeuvrability is good and the top speed on long distances is as high as possible. This is at the expense of acceleration. Also, at the 200 meters the BetonBrouwers had to uphold our national honour as they we were the only Dutch team to qualify for the finals. Fortunately, the success did not end after this. The man just came short and after a neck-and-neck race they finished second place behind Leipzig. The ladies, on the other hand, had an excellent race and conquered first place. Also, in the mix canoeing was excellent and a gold medal was conquered.