Berlin rowing club
|Full name||Berliner Ruder-Club e. V.|
|Association headquarters||Bismarckstrasse 4
|Founded||November 5, 1880 in Treptow|
|Club colors||blue White Red|
|Training waters||Little Wannsee|
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 .
|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|
|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 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.
- Website of the Berlin Rowing Club