Rowing club at Wannsee
|Surname||Rowing Club at Wannsee e. V.|
|Club colors||Red White|
|Founded||September 13, 1906|
|Association headquarters||Scabellstrasse 8, 14109 Berlin|
|Members||633 (as of: 2019)|
The rowing club at Wannsee e. V. (RaW) is a rowing club founded on September 13, 1906 in Berlin-Wannsee . With 633 members (as of 2019) it is one of the rowing clubs in Berlin with the largest number of members.
The RaW is divided into the areas of competitive sport, regular club (adults / masters rowing) and the “Jung-RaW”.
On September 13, 1906, eleven men founded the “Rowing Club on Wannsee” in a Zehlendorf pub. They decided on a location on the Großer Wannsee , "where the picturesque view of the wooded bank of the Haveleck at least made the less romantic nature lover thoughtful." The new board of directors acquired around 2000 m² of land on the east bank of the Großer Wannsee and commissioned the architect Walter Hackbarth to build a country-style clubhouse, which was inaugurated in early 1908. Founded as a pure men's association, the RaW has also accepted women as members since 1974.
The rowing club at Wannsee is the owner of the approximately 5,000 m² Kälberwerder island. It is located on the Unterhavel in Berlin in close proximity to the Pfaueninsel . Kälberwerder was bought by RaW member Albert Thiemt in 1909; he first made them available to the association free of charge and bequeathed them to the RaW in 1926. In honor of the two Olympic champions (1936, 2004), an oak was planted and bronze plaques were set up on each island (1936 the Olympic oak awarded at the time ).
The general sports activities of the RaW take place in the regular club. Depending on age and rowing skills, different groups are formed (rowers, U-30 groups, RaW Masters, women's division, etc.). In addition to regular rowing appointments, there are numerous hiking trips. The regular club also takes part in rallies to other Berlin clubs.
With 110 members (as of 2019), the Jung-Raw is one of the largest youth rowing groups in Berlin. In addition to taking part in regattas, the focus is also on taking part in hiking trips in Germany and abroad. A team of volunteer carers takes care of the children and young people between the ages of 10 and 18. The youth management of the RaW was awarded the "Senate Prize for the best youth work in Berlin" for 2007. The association received this award four more times (until 2014).
The Jung-RaW is divided into three pools. In the C-Pool beginners are trained from ten years ago. The B-Pool represents the general sports area of the youth department. The most important events of the B-Pool are the popular sports events of the Berlin rowing youth (FRY) such as an indoor sports and swimming festival, as well as rallies and the events organized by the club itself. In the A pool is rowing racing area the youth department is home.
In addition, the largest events of the Jung-RaW are two annual hiking trips . At the beginning of the season there is the spring hike, which runs over four days and around 200 to 350 km in the Berlin area. It is primarily used to gain driving experience and to prepare for the summer hike during the Berlin summer vacation. The two-week hiking trip includes covering a distance of up to 600 km at home and abroad and usually ends in a larger European city.
In addition to popular sports, competitive sports have a long tradition in the RaW. Since its founding, the club has regularly included athletes in the national teams of the German Rowing Association and has won numerous medals at national and international championships. The 20 or so athletes are looked after by the full-time trainer Vladimir Vukelic or they train in the training groups of the Federal Rowing Center in Berlin.
The greatest sporting successes of the past were the gold medal of Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski in single at the Olympic Games in Athens 2004 and the silver medal of Julia Richter in double fours at the Olympic Games in London 2012 . Furthermore, Tina Manker (9th place in the double scull ) and Linus Lichtschlag (6th place in the lightweight double scull ) successfully took part in the 2012 Olympic Games .
|1936||gold||Two with a helmsman||Dieter Arend|
|1976||bronze||Two without a helmsman||Thomas Strauss|
|1980||Olympic boycott||Sabine Hinkelmann , Eicke Roeloffs|
|1984||4th||Quadruple scull with helmsman||Ute Kumitz|
|1988||6th||Double fours||Andreas Reinke|
|1996||5.||Lightweight four without a helmsman||Bernhard Stomporowski , Michael Buchheit , Martin Weis|
|11.||Lightweight four without a helmsman||Martin Weis|
|6th||Two without a helmsman||Jan Herzog|
|2012||silver||Double fours||Julia Richter|
|6th||Lightweight double scull||Linus Lichtschlag|
|9.||Double scull||Tina Manker|
|2016||Substitute woman||Julia Richter|
|1938||gold||Two without a helmsman||Rudolf Eckstein , Heinz Stelzer|
|1973||5.||Eighth||Heiko Köpke , Dieter Wilcke|
|2007||4th||Lightweight double scull (for Great Britain)||Mathilde Pauls|
|2010||gold||Lightweight double scull||Linus Lichtschlag|
|silver||Double fours||Tina Manker , Julia Richter|
|2013||gold||Double fours||Julia Richter|
|2014||silver||Double fours||Julia Richter|
- Website of the association
- Successes on the website of the rowing club at Wannsee
- ↑ 100 years of rowing club on Wannsee , publisher: Ruderklub am Wannsee e. V., 2006, p. 19
- ^ Club news from the Rowing Club on Wannsee e. V. , 1–2019, 110th year: No. 701, p. 5
- ↑ 100 years of rowing club on Wannsee , publisher: Ruderklub am Wannsee e. V., 2006, p. 186
Coordinates: 52 ° 25 '45.4 " N , 13 ° 10' 58.6" E