105th TUFS Intermural Boat Race Held

June 7, 2018

On Wednesday the 30th of May, the TUFS Intermural Boat Race, which has a history spanning over 100 years, was held at the Toda Rowing Course in Toda City, Saitama Prefecture.

The TUFS Intermural Boat Race is an event based mostly around international exchange students and first year regular students. This year, 69 crews, that’s 345 students, competed in the race. The participants row together in boats of 5 over a 300 meter course. In total, 30 races were held, with a focus on ‘hagyō races’ (split into men's and women's) between students and teachers (voluntary) of all the different departments at TUFS.

The students wore and participated in t-shirts matching with classmates from their own departments. These t-shirts were vibrant as always, reflecting the characteristics of each language and region. During the final ‘hagyō races’, students could be seen running alongside their teammates to cheer them on, showing the teamwork and unity of each department. A little rain fell on the day of the race, but this did not put a damper on what was a successful event.

105th TUFS Intermural Boat Race Results

Men’s Hagyō Race

1st Latin America/Spain (1:29:74)
2nd Africa (1:43:47)
3rd Southeast Asia 2 (1:44:99)

Women’s Hagyō Race

1st Korea (1:47:90)
2nd Japan (1:53:23)
3rd Italy (2:04:48)

Freshmen & International Students Race

1st kamarad (1:48:58)
2nd Chok dee-Nao wik (1:51:06)
3rd Portuguese Voluntary Team (1:51:44)