Today, Aarhus University holds its traditional boat race at our university park.
This is a rowing competition where student groups from all over the university competes. It isn't quite like the traditional Oxford/Cambridge boat race. For one thing, the race is across a lake that is only a few meters wide (but you have to cross it more than once). Another difference is that only inflatable boats are allowed in the race.
Well, with one exception. The group that I belong to (although no longer a student I am still a proud member), TAAGEKAMMERET, can compete in any home made boat we want as long as we promise not to win. So far we have kept that promise and I am sure we will keep up this proud tradition.
Another thing that differs a bit is that it is not just a rowing competition, but also a drinking competition.
Each time you reach the other shore, you have to drink a beer before you can get back in the boat for the next lap.
Beer sale starts at noon, the race is two to five, and after that it breaks into different parties at the various departments around the university.
Tomorrow is a holiday here, which is probably good since those parties tend to last all night.