Strong team spirit scores Raith a win outside the nanofabrication world

“Are you ready? Attention! Go!” was the signal for the “Raith Rafters” Team during the fifth Dragon Boat Race at Dortmund’s Phoenix Lake in August. Over 70 teams competed against one another over the three-day event. Sunday was the racing day for our team, and everybody arrived eager to give their all in the four races that were obligatory for every team. With blue skies and little wind, the conditions were perfect, and the Raith Rafters finished in second place in their final race - very close to victory. Despite their enormous efforts, the first place in the photo finish went to a rival team, which was finally deemed to have won by only a tenth of a second. But that didn’t ruin the good mood among the team, made up of about 20 Raith employees from various business units. After all, the team’s final position was better than the year before, and that provides great motivation to work even harder next year! 

Photo of Raith staff at the dragon boat race
Photo of dragon boat race on the lake

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