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26.06.10

Christening of boat

At this year’s short-distance company regatta, the brand new 4x+ gig was christened with the name "Herrmann Wendt" by his great-granddaughter Karoline Beck. Herrmann Wendt was the co-founder of RG Wiking, he held many honorary positions there and he was Treasurer of the Berlin Regattaverein (LRV Berlin) (‘Berlin Regatta Association’) from 1902 to 1935, Treasurer of the DRV (German Regatta Association) from 1906 to 1919, and Chairman of the Youth Committee of the DRV from 1921 to 1926. Thus, he was a man who deserves to be honoured by the christening of this boat. The boat then went on its maiden voyage in front of all present at the regatta, and representatives of the circle of donors had an opportunity to row this beautiful gig.