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Winter Camp 2014

Slide, Drugs and Row-n-Roll He was exhausted. He was enervated. He desired energy. He needed the kick to go on. To appease the pain in his thighs, in his arms, in his head. Seven days, six nights, twenty outings. “Can you hand me some of the pills?” he gasps. “Sure” the person next to him smiles wearily. A white one, an orange one, a red one. He swallows them quickly. Seventeen pairs of eyes were staring at him. Iron, Magnesium, Calcium. “Come on man, we have to go on! We survived winter camp and in one week we will kick their ass!” They, that is our archenemy, the HSBA. We, that...

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Kettwig 2013

The "Nikolausregatta" in Essen Kettwig was a great unique event. After a night of socializing and team building on Saturday, the team was ready to show their might at the Regatta on Sunday. For this regatta, the team had only one Cox who had sustained injury the night before the trip. But this did not slow down the team as some rowers volunteered to cox the otherwise coxless boats boats. With one boat brushing against the bushes, it was obviously that for some rowers, it was the first ever coxing experience. One of our brave rowers was cramping in both arms for approximately 3.5 of the 4 kilometers;...

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