||Rules for designing the toboggans(as per GNCTR
1999) are shown below
The complete rules
for GNCTR 1999 can be viewed at the GNCTR 1999 site.
The GNCTR 2000 site is not yet available.
The participants of the registered team must build the toboggan.
Each member of the team must be a student, except in the case of
noncompeting and graduate teams.
Those toboggans having already taken part in the competition, in a
previous year, are not forbidden to do so again, but will not be eligible
for one of the three place finishes. They will thus be registered in the
Each toboggan (including all accessories required for the race) cannot
have a weight of more than 136.4 kg or 300 lbs.
Each toboggan must be able to accommodate 5 participants.
The running surface of each toboggan must be made of Portland
Cement based concrete only.
Only wax is permitted to facilitate a smoother running surface. Utilization
of varnish, paint, epoxy, Teflon or similar products is forbidden.
Utilization of reinforcements and admixtures is not only admissible, but
Each toboggan must be equipped with a braking system which is to be
constructed to allow for stopping in as short a distance as possible.
No toboggan can be designed in a way whereby pieces are lost or
come unfastened during the descent or braking process.
Each team should provide a method to attach a cable to the toboggan to
facilitate the ascent up the hill. It is highly recommended to install
mm diameter ring to the front of the toboggan (no ring, no tow up the
3.2 Security and Safety
Each toboggan must be equipped with a roll bar to prevent participants
from becoming injured in case of an overturn.
No sharp or protruding parts are permitted in the interior or exterior
The participants can not be attached to the toboggan, nor can they be
attached to each other.
No toboggan can be enclosed. Each participant must be able to exit
freely at all times.
If the Organizing Committee deems a toboggan to be in any way unsafe,
it will be barred from performing its runs.
3.3 Toboggan Transport and Storage
Each team is responsible at all times for its toboggans and all of its
equipment and belongings. It is up to the team to make appropriate
arrangements to avoid damage of the toboggan during its transport. The
Organizing Committee is not responsible for any damages incurred to
the toboggans, equipment, or belongings of any team or its members
incurred during transport.
Each team must claim its toboggan before the deadline (after the races).
After this time, toboggans become the property of University of
Waterloo and will be disposed of.
Each team will uncrate their toboggan for the exhibition and the race.
Teams must re-crate their toboggan and load it for transport after the
exhibition. Teams are strongly encouraged to construct toboggans and
crates for minimal assembly and disassembly.