Sailing Club Rhe

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SC Rhe
Sailing club RHE.png
Club stand
Full name Sailing Club Rhe e. V.
Founded 1855 in Königsberg (Prussia)
Association headquarters Hamburg
Chairman Oliver Lanka
Club facilities Jetty Alsterufer Hamburg; Clubhouse Blankenese; Hamburg marina Wedel
Club yacht Rhe , spinnaker with German cross

The sailing club Rhe e. V. (SC Rhe) is a German sailing club based in Hamburg . It was founded in 1855 in the Prussian Königsberg and is the oldest existing German sailing club.


The high school student Ernst Burow and eight friends founded the Burow house in Königsberg i. Pr. The club. First of all, they wanted to sail together with a fishing boat that Burow had received as a gift. However, the Rhe sailing club soon developed into a large and popular Königsberg sailing club. The numerous members sailed on club and owner yachts and practiced ice sailing in winter .

The Rhe sailing club was involved in the founding of the German Sailing Association and the Regatta Association East. In this tradition he joined the German Challenger Yacht Club in 2005 and thus supports the first German participation in the America's Cup by the United Internet Team Germany . Since 2007 the sailing club Rhe has been a member of the International Council of Yacht Clubs , the worldwide association of traditional sailing clubs .

Today's German sailing license system is derived from the customs of the Rhe sailing club in the training and selection of first or second class skippers (comparable to C-license / Sporthochseeschifferschein or B-license / Sportküstenschifferschein).

After the Second World War , the Rhe sailing club was continued by members in Hamburg-Blankenese , where it is now located in the former home of Katrin Springer, adjacent to Axel Springer's former second home, Landhaus Michaelsen .

Associated with the association is the Scholz family from Königsberg who, along with Harry Scholz, his son Wolfgang Scholz and grandson Klaus Peter Scholz, provided several chairmen of the association.


As was the case when it was founded, sailing together on three club yachts is still the focus of club life today. The club's internal training begins for children from the age of seven with Optimist dinghies on the Outer Alster , continues with various larger boat classes and continues through training on longer sea voyages through to the acquisition of the high seas patent for a sports high seas boat license .

Numerous owner yachts also sail under the stand of the Rhe sailing club.


  • Klaus Peter Scholz: marine painter and sailor in Königsberg Franz Herpel , 2010, epubli GmbH, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-86931-326-9

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ International Council of Yacht Clubs
  2. ^ Klaus Peter Scholz, marine painter and sailor in Königsberg Franz Herpel

Coordinates: 53 ° 34 '2 "  N , 9 ° 45' 52"  E