Berlin rowing club

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Berlin RC
Logo Berliner RC
Full name Berliner Ruder-Club e. V.
abbreviation BRC
Association headquarters Bismarckstrasse 4
14109 Berlin
Founded November 5, 1880 in Treptow
Club colors blue White Red
Training waters Little Wannsee
Chairman Ralf Korge
Members about 730

The Berliner Ruder-Club e. V. (BRC) is a Berlin rowing club .

It was founded on November 5, 1880 by members of the Berlin rowing club from 1876 under the leadership of Georg W. Büxenstein in Treptow an der Spree . Due to the increasing shipping traffic on the Spree, the club , as it is called by its members, moved in 1908 to the Kleiner Wannsee in the west of today's Steglitz-Zehlendorf district , where it is still at home today. In 1972 the Berlin Rowing Club merged again with its original club , the Berlin Rowing Club from 1876 .

The Berlin rowing club is one of the oldest and, with almost 700 members, one of the largest rowing clubs in Germany. Only males are accepted. The club promotes competitive sport very intensively and is one of the most successful German rowing clubs due to the high number of German championship victories achieved by its members . In 1964, the four of the Berlin Rowing Club was voted Team of the Year in Germany after the rowers won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo .


Olympic games

medal year place Boat class Members of the BRC
gold 1932 los Angeles Foursome m. Stm. Joachim Spremberg , Walter Meyer , Horst Hoeck , Hans Eller , Carlheinz Neumann (Stm.)
silver 1932 los Angeles Double scull Herbert Buhtz , Gerhard Boetzelen
gold 1964 Tokyo Foursome m. Stm. Egbert Hirschfelder , Joachim Werner , Bernhard Britting , Peter Neusel , Jürgen Oelke (Stm.)
silver 1992 Barcelona Foursome m. Stm. Karsten Finger
gold 1996 Atlanta Double fours André Steiner
silver 1996 Atlanta Eighth Marc Weber
gold 2012 London Eighth Andreas Kuffner , Martin Sauer (stm.)
gold 2016 Rio de Janeiro Double fours Karl Schulze
silver 2016 Rio de Janeiro Eighth Andreas Kuffner, Martin Sauer (stm.)

Around Wannsee

Around Wannsee there is an international long-distance regatta that is organized by the Berlin Rowing Club on the weekend around October 3rd, Day of German Unity. It consists of various races in four and eight, all of which are mass start on the 15 km long track. The route leads once around the Wannsee island and thus in parts along the former demarcation line. At the same time there is a race for children that goes over 3 km and, like the main races, has its destination on the Kleiner Wannsee in front of the Berlin Rowing Club.

Web links

Commons : Berliner Ruder-Club  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 52 ° 25 ′ 6.7 ″  N , 13 ° 10 ′ 17.9 ″  E