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Hanse Boat Race: Hamburg wins the Duel

April 24, 2017

Eight degrees, rain showers, stormy winds, waves: The Jacobs University rowers had to fight not only their opponents this weekend at the 10th Hanse Boat Race on Hamburg’s Outer Alster. In an exciting, energy-sapping race, the eight of the HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration crossed the finish line first. The Hamburg team has now extended its lead in the overall results to 7:3.

In contrast, among the women, it was the students at Jacobs University who triumphed. Both the women’s two and four won their races. In the men’s four, however, the Hamburg team was victorious. Many of the rowers at Jacobs University were at the Hanse Boat Race for the first time, which harkens back to the rowing competitions between Oxford and Cambridge; some had not even learned to row until the start of the school year.

The high point of the annual competition was the encounter between the eights of Jacobs University Bremen and HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration. The Hamburg team, who had Olympic champion Eric Johannesen in their boat, lived up to their role as favorite. In the end, in the 2,000 meter distance, they won the race with more than a boat’s length. The sought-after challenge cup was presented to the Hamburg team by Johann Killinger, Vice President of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and primary sponsor of the Hanse Boat Race. The race was accompanied by a colorful program, in which the “Elbpearls” [Elbe River Pearls] cheerleaders and the HSBA band in particular ensured a good mood.

Photo: Jana Tolle


Additional information:

About Jacobs University:
Jacobs University is a private, independent, English-language university in Bremen. Young people from all over the world study here in preparatory, Bachelor, Master, and PhD programs. Internationality and transdisciplinarity are special features of Jacobs University: research and teaching don’t just pursue a single approach, they address issues from the perspectives of multiple disciplines. This principle makes Jacobs graduates highly sought-after new talents who successfully strike out on international career paths.

About HSBA:
HSBA is the business school of the Hamburg economy. Our mission is to support companies in training their personnel and in recruiting promising talents. At the same time, we offer students outstanding educational opportunities, regardless of their financial background. We are convinced that
motivation, honorable action, and innovative thinking are the basis for professional success. And we convey the necessary skills to make that possible. Currently, the HSBA is the academic partner of more than 900 students and over 250 companies. The core of our offerings is formed by internationally oriented dual bachelor and part-time master degree programs. High-quality continued education, a doctoral program, and application-oriented research round out the portfolio. With lounges, conferences, and offerings from the Digital Innovation Lab, we create a communications platform for students, academia, and business. Through this approach, we want to strengthen the competitiveness of companies and thus secure the future of Hamburg in the age of digital transformation.

About the Hanse Boat Race:
The HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration and the Jacobs University Bremen called the Hanse Boat Race on the Outer Alster into being in 2008. In this way, the two private universities of the Hansa Cities want to express their connection but also their rivalry. The main sponsor is Buss Group GmbH & Co. KG. In addition, the event is also supported by Georg Duncker GmbH & Co. KG as well as TPW Todt und Partner GmbH. On the athletic side, the rowing club Ruderclub Allemannia von 1866 is the partner of the HSBA rowing team. Further supporters are the rowing society Ruder-Gesellschaft Hansa e.V. and our media partner Das Neue Alsterradio 106,8.

Thomas Joppig | Brand Management, Marketing & Communications
t.joppig [at] | Tel.: +49 421 200-4504

Photo: Jana Tolle