The SONOTRONIC breakwater fleet ups its game

At the end of June again this year, the “Municipal Utilities” canoe regatta was held as part of the Port Culture Festival [Hafen-Kultur-Fest] in Karlsruhe, Germany. For this company competition, the race is conducted in six-man Canadian canoes over 300 metres on the Rhine.
Die SONOTRONIC-Wellenbrecher Flotte rüstet auf


The SONOTRONIC Nagel GmbH fleet entered with seven canoes, thereby increasing the participation by three boats compared with last year. The competition included the ladies’ boat, the trainees’ boat, one boat each of model building teams, service and assembly, as well as two mixed canoes of employees from other departments of the company. In all, more than 60 canoe teams entered.

Despite the tropical temperatures, all the SONOTRONIC boats qualified for the intermediate heats in the first races. To everyone’s surprise the ladies’ boat won the first heat, thus securing a place in the ladies’ final, without having to take part in another race. In the end the ladies won 4th place. The trainees’ breakwater team managed to get into the final round, achieving an outstanding 5th place. All the rest were beaten after the intermediate heats. One SONOTRONIC team even got a refreshing soaking in the Rhine – not entirely voluntarily – but after it had crossed the finishing buoy.

The inspiring backdrop of the port made the event a special experience for the enthusiastic SONOTRONIC employees, who were already taking part on the canoe competition for the second time.  Ambition has grown two-fold again compared with last year, so we look forward to mounting the winners’ rostrum in 2017!

Effective: Jun 28, 2016

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