Alumni Report

Rowing in Mainz (Steffen Hauth)

[singlepic id=4530 w=320 h=240 float=left]Like the other alumni, I will continue the tradition and also report from my rowing life outside Jacobs. After my time in Bremen at Jacobs I found a job in the R&D Department at Sirona Dental Systems in Bensheim and hence, I returned to my home and joined the rowing club in Mainz. In Mainz we row on the river Rhine and sometimes on the river Mainz. The current is very strong and the water is often choppy. So rowing on the Rhine makes only fun in Gig-Boats. For rowing in racing boats, we use branches of the Rhine. In general the Acker or the Querdamm....

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My rowing life after the Jacobs Rowing Team – RC Moeve (Andrey Raykov)

Note: Please don't get shocked or embarrassed if you don't have a clue where the cities in the following article are situated - they are not supposed to be part of your general knowledge:) It is advisable to have Google Maps opened in the background while reading. As the next part of the series "Alumni rowing", I will draw a sharp contrast to Ben's story from London and present to you my current boatclub - Ruderclub Moeve, Grossauheim. What took me there? And where the heck is that? While being still enrolled in Jacobs as a PhD, I am doing my research work in the company Schott Solar in Alzenau,...

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Rowing in London (Ben Thies)

I have moved to the motherland of rowing – the UK. I am currently studying a two-year Master of Public Administration at the London School of Economics and, of course, continue to row. Instead of boring you with an endless story, here is a little rundown of the pro’s and con’s of rowing in London. The Pro’s: People are incredibly experienced! Sitting in a boat with rowers from Cambridge, Oxford and Durham, amongst other rowing universities, I have definitely had a very steep learning curve in boat dynamics, racing and British rowing (and culture) overall. The Tideway may be one of the busiest...

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Rowing experience down under – A visit to the Commercial Rowing Club in Brisbane (Max Rasche)

When I came to Australia for a 6 month internship as a part of my International Logistics Studies, I knew I wanted to keep rowing as a part of my life. Turns out, oarsmen and women along the east coast of Australia are very enthusiastic about the sport and so there is a thriving rowing community. Hence, I quickly found a place to row, namely the Commercial Rowing Club in Brisbane. It was established in 1877 and is Queensland's oldest amateur sporting club and the Premier Queensland Rowing Club (source: commercialrowing.com). I received a warm welcome and was soon invited to go for an outing in a single...

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