On June 22nd it was time again! For the fifth time the “Scientific Crushers” started at this year’s Dragon Boat Festival at the “Blue Wonder” in Dresden and competed against different institutions in Dresden. It was very refreshing to welcome an almost completely new team to the Elbe this year. On Saturday before the actual competition we had the opportunity to train with the team of the sports club. There we received helpful tips, most of which we tried to apply for. We realized how exhausting it can be to keep the rhythm and to push the paddle into the water with the right technique. We found out that this rhythm in the team is crucial for success. Unlike last year, the weather was fantastic. Unfortunately we were not allowed to win an ice cake, but the Welcome Center Team (especially Rudi) is determined to do so next year!