First International Lesum Regatta

    With the spirit of the Jacobs University Olympics still lingering, the four colleges on campus set out to find who truly had the best mixed eight in the first ever International Lesum-Race took place in cooperation with the Vegesacker Ruderverein. A great turnout of around 300 people and good spirits were a welcoming environment for the freshmen competing in their first race. Nerves were eased and the races, although intense, were incredibly fun for everyone. In total, 19 races took place over a span of 500 meters, eight of which were finals. The rowing eight, which is the fastest and biggest boat, was the highlight of the day. This was a chance for the “newbies” to show what they had and their first effort to secure a potential spot in the elite eight representing Jacobs University as a whole. Cultures from around the world, such as Canada, India, Romania, USA and Morocco to name a few came together in their boats and produced something special. College 3, as underdogs, took their race in the first round over the team from Bremen. The final then consisted of College 3, Nordmetall, and Krupp with College 3 edging out the win against Nordmetall and Krupp taking a respectable third place overall. Glühwein, Coffee, Bratwurst and cake were served as teams and competitors from the Vegesacker Ruderverein received their trophies and a nice marzipan treat. It was an overall great experience which certainly showed the strong connection between the university and the Vegesacker Ruderverein and allowed for a lot of interaction and getting to know new people.

 Michel Ehrenstein

Link to report from Vegesacker Ruderverein (in German).

with ranking and personal 2k times