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VRV Abrudern 2011

On the 23.10.2011 a traditional German rowing event called Abrudern took the Vegesacker Ruder Verein (VRV) and us, the Jacobs University Rowing Team, on a pleasant trip from our own boathouse to the Segelverein Niedersachsen Burg e.V, An old German boathouse and restaurant where we ate Erbsensuppe mit Würstchen - pea soup with sausage - a traditional German dish. After having a delicious lunch, we went back into our boats and slowly rowed back home. The event began at 9am at the boathouse, where we were split into groups of different sizes, each group assigned to a boat suitable to their numbers....

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A Growing Competition: The HSBA Seeks Victory

As the timer runs down towards the 2012 Hanse Boat Race in the spring of next year, both the Jacobs University Bremen and the Hamburg School of Bussiness and Administration have begun to increase their efforts to take home the victory in the fifth annual rowing competition on the Alster river in Hamburg. The first step towards this event will be the Fari Cup, an 8 kilometer long race that is held partly on the same course which will see the two universities face off in May. A first this year will be the competition between the Freshmen Gig-eights of both teams, held on the 5th of November 2011...

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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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Bremer Meisterschaft 3.10.2011

This Monday, while most of the campus slept and enjoyed the German public holiday, the Jacobs University Rowing Team got up early and made its way to the downtown Bremen rowing clubs for the Bremen Meisterschaft regatta. The manic glint in the eyes of the senior rowers clearly reflected the longing with which they had awaited the first regatta of this season; while the “freshies” awaited their races with nervous anticipation. The Jacobs Rowing Team participated in 5 events. The first was in the double-sculling boat category: Anika Ballent and the new female coach, Marita Hesse, a former world-championship...

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