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Winter Camp in Ratzeburg 18.1. till 22.1.

by Mathew Hunter   Training Weekend at Ratzeburg On January 18th – 22nd members of the Jacobs University Rowing Team completed their annual Winter Training Camp. This year’s destination was the Ruderakademie in Ratzeburg. It was here that in the first few stages we were fortunate to meet our new co-coach Hannah and welcomed her to the team. Welcome Hannah!! After a few little glitches in the preparation of the vehicles we set forth for our week(end) of intense training. The approximate two hour drive with fellow members to the academy was a great segue in to what would be a terrific training...

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Memories of Long Beach Junior Crew

By Alumnus Anika Ballent Back in sunny Southern California after graduating from Jacobs University in June, I am reminiscing about the beginning of my rowing days, that first year of disciplining, muscle aches, blisters, and some sweet victories. I can try to share those times with you, a bit of USAmerican crew culture. Today I was giving Andy Rose (the Lafayette exchange student who rowed with us during Spring semester 2011) a tour of the bay where I rowed almost every day in my senior year of high school. Being such a gorgeous day (in the end of December!), I remembered all those afternoons...

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President Treusch Farewell

by Karim Galal On Wednesday the 12th, we said farewell to a man who has changed the shape of our multicultural haven, Jacobs University. President Treusch has refined, perfected, and sculpted a future brighter than anyone could have ever imagined, and for that we forever thankful. The wonderful ceremony taking place on Wednesday night let us show our appreciation for all of his work and give him the assurance that his legacy would never be forgotten. Beyond the speeches, songs, and iconic pictures of his time here, a special segment of the ceremony was taken to give tokens of gratitude to the man himself....

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Santa Claus Regatta Kettwig 9.12.2012

by Ana Brecan On the 8th of December the Jacobs University Rowing Team left for Kettwig for the Saint Nikolaus Regatta. After 3 hours of fun driving and singing the team was ready for their first encounter with the river where the Sunday race was going to take place. The weather was sunny and charming. Once in the boat we forgot about the minus three degrees outside and just enjoyed the delightful landscape. With each stroke, the team was more and more motivated and exited. We were trying to imagine how tomorrow would be and got a better contact with the river and the path we would try to defeat...

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Rowing in Munich

by Alumnus Mira Slavcheva   Dear Rowing Team, This weekend I had my last rowing outings for the year, so I thought now is the perfect time to write a brief report to let you know about the rowing life in Munich. I joined the rowing team of the Zentraler Hochschulsport, which is supposed to be for students from all Munich universities, but there are also graduates there. We row at the Olympic Regatta course near Oberschleißheim, which is 13 km away from the city center. It takes me about one and a half hours to get to it, especially since there are no buses in Oberschleißheim on weekends...

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Honory Membership of the Jacobs University Rowing Team for President Prof. Dr. Treusch

  Heringessen 2012 by Adriana Trutzenberg, Team Captain   The Jacobs University Rowing Team started into a new season in September. We have a lot of new members, who are eager to learn how to row and achieve good results in the upcoming month as a team. Our biggest competitor, the HSBA is very strong and this motivates us to give our best every day during training. But our team is not only made of stroke rowers, bow rowers, skullers and coxes. We all could not enjoy this sport at our university if it wasn’t for some very important people in the background. On Saturday, 24.11.2012...

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Anne is training hard in Bangkok

Greetings from Anne from Bangkok, she's not only studying hard and travelling through the country, she's training hard for the upcoming spring season.  See you soon !

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Two in one – Fari Cup and WHU Euromaster at the same weekend

by Andrei Cosmin Cirlanaru for Fari Cup and Domingo Antonio Vivas Peleteiro for WHU Euromaster   Fari Cup in Hamburg It happened this Sunday, the two Jacobs Rowing teams, Men’s 8 and Women’s 8, participated in the FARI CUP competition in Hamburg. Everything started early in the morning with the meeting at 6.45 on campus and leaving to Hamburg. As soon as arrived, the teams had to prepare the boats and until 9.45 they were already on the water. It was an endurance race, 8k or an average of 30 minutes of rowing. On the way to the start, the teams had the possibility to know the track,...

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Andrey and the Team GB

By Andrey Raykov   Saturday 22nd September 2012 was supposed to be an exciting day, however it turned out to be rather legendary. The Coldplay Open Air Tour tickets were in my pocket and on the way to Hannover, where the concert was taking place, we decided to make a detour to Hamburg for the Ruderbundesliga weekend combined with the EON Hanse Alstercup in which the Olympic-winning German eight was racing. What we believed to be a post-olympic celebration was actually a sprint race involving the three of the top rowing nations - Germany, Great Britain and Australia. The eights were facing...

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The Lady Victoria Boat Club at Queen’s University of Belfast

The first few weeks By Aenne Schoop Hey there fellow Jacobs Rowing Team members and alumni! I am currently in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for my MSc of Political Psychology. Today is actually my one-month anniversary here, and I am already very involved in the rowing team. I originally didn’t intend to commit to this again, as I thought it might take up too much time. And honestly, it rains here ALL the time, which makes coxing so much less fun. But then, one semi-sunny day during welcome week, I walk out of the store and there is a guy with an oar on his shoulder. “Why in the world...

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