At the Berliner Yacht Club on 28 May 2019
The Berliner Yacht Club is one of the oldest sailing clubs in Germany located in the immediate vicinity of the Wannsee public recreational facility. It is one of the most beautiful places in the major sailing area on the southern edge of Berlin.
After a welcome greeting by the deputy chairman of the club, Horst Krapohl and the club relations officer, Heinrich Holk, the participants took a short walk to the island of Schwanenwerder and learned about the colorful history of the club who underwent various changes during the last 150 years. The tour continued on the club property where the participants received explanations of boat types, crane systems, flagpole and the excellent youth work of the club. In the Oskar-Gleier room, Commodore Timm Gleier animatedly talked about sailing and sailing areas in Berlin, and the history of the sailing sport. He is the fourth generation of the family who is member of the BYC. His grandfather, Oskar Gleier (1880 -1937), was the most successful sailor of the Berliner Yacht Club.
To everyone's delight, the excursion with two motorboats and two sailboats on Wannsee under the supervision of Sailing Instructor Erhard Zimmermann last longer than planned. Many of the diplomats present showed interest in sailing and were invited to participate in Wednesday regatta. The great hospitality was concluded at the beautiful terrace of the club in perfect holiday mood.