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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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Banyoles Training Camp 2012

On the 25th of January 2012 an excited Rowing Team from Jacobs University left for Spain for its very first winter training camp outside of Germany. Together with its cheerful Club Advisors, Verena and with the very supportive Director of Campus Activities, Larissa, the team arrived at a rustic house in Banyoles, a small town close to Barcelona. After some much needed sleep, the rowers got up early to prepare for a long day. And since nothing gets you ready for sports better than... well sports, they endured the cold and dark morning and went to run on the hills surrounding the house before enjoying...

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