The Return of the “The Scientific Crushers” – Join our team at the Dragon Boat Cup 2016 at Elbhangfest 25 + 26 June 2016!

Last year's Dragon Boat fun crew (Photo: C. Reichert)
Last year’s Dragon Boat fun crew (Photo: C. Reichert)

Special invitation of TU Dresden Welcome Center and the School of Science

For the second time, we will crew a boat in this year’s dragon boat cup with international people who will have an unforgettable challenge on the water. You can be part of a 19 people’s team in a longboat; at least 6 must be female to be in the mixed boat category. Two weeks before the official race we will have a short training session. The participation fee covers the training session, the admission for the Elbhangfest (the big 3-day summer festival in Dresden-Loschwitz and adjoining villages along the river, which the Dragon Boat Race is a part of) and of course a t-shirt for you to remember the great time. No fancy canoeing skills are necessary; only bring a positive attitude and basic swimming skills! We are looking forward to a great team event. A few places in the boat are still available.

Important facts in a nutshell:

Registration and payment deadline: 1 May 2016
Training weekend: 11 or 12 June 2016
Dragon Boat Cup: 25 + 26 June 2016
Participation fee: 15€

If you would like to take part send an email with your name, e-mail address, gender, nationality and academic status (Phd, Post-doc… ) to Please stop by to pay the participation fee at our office during opening hours (Tue-Thu, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, Wed also 12 noon – 3 p.m.). As it is very important to have a full boat, we would need to overbook. So if you would like to bring colleagues (international or national researchers) who might jump in when someone is indisposed, let us know. We would also need people to cheer us at the shore!

Also read about our last year’s fun race here.

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