After the very successful Bremer Meisterschaften on October 3rd, part of Rowing Team hit the road to Celle the same night.
With a few people still arriving Saturday morning, it was the first time for Jacobs University to participate in Celle. We were able to compete in the usual boat classes as well as several mixed boats. Especially these mixed boats but also the male four were able to defeat their opponents. Unfortunately the women´s boats were not able to cross the finish line first, but gained valuable experiences for future races. The eight, this time also with a mixed crewcame in 2nd in an exiting pre-heat and made it to the final. In the final they managed to have a personal victory by beating the boat from Celle and coming in 2nd with just two seconds on the winning boat which was a pure Ruder Bundesliga men´s eight.
To come to a conclusion; the entire weekend was successful for the Jacobs Rowing Team and marked a good start into the upcoming season. Especially for me, as a new member of the team, it was a pleasure rowing with you and you honoured me by showing my former rowing club what true team spirit is all about.
I am looking forward to a victorious, exciting and entertaining season with you and am grateful for being part of this team.
A report written by Leonie Kühne