December 6, 2015

Danubius NBC


The Danubius National Boating Club was established in 1991 by the fusion of two rowing clubs, the Danubius Rowing Club and the National Boating Club which was refounded after the end of the communist regime. Its origin rooting back till the first Hungarian rowing club, the „Csolnakda” which was created by count István Széchenyi, and ever since has resided on the Margaret-island (Margitsziget) in the center of Budapest.

Nowadays it’s the last remaining rowing club in the heart of Budapest. and operates two floating boathouses on the Buda side of the island, about 800 meters from the Margaret bridge and has an onshore clubhouse on the Pest side of the island, known currently as the Európa-ház, which was occupied by the club in 2015.

The Danubius National Boating Club raised some paramount rowers for the Hungarian national team in the past 25 years. Just to mention only the top scullers: Dr. Anna Alliquander competed at the Sydney Olympics and set the world record on indoor rowing machine on 20 minutes and also on 6000 meters. Gábor Neisz and Gergely Vanczák were university world champions, Krisztina Gyimes and Gábor Csepregi was second and third in Univerziade, Dorottya Bene reached sixth place in the Europian Championship. We must not forget Krisztina Kulifai world cup medalist, university world champion and the holder of the most open Hungarian Champion titles to date. However countless National championship titles and fruitful free time rowers are also the part of the club’s profile.

With the support of both the Hungarian Rowing Federation and the Budapest Rowing Federation, the club organizes the count István Széchenyi Memorial Regatta for more than 25 years, which is the official opening for the Hungarian rowing season.

In 2011. the first International Budapest Cup Regatta for eights and women’s quadruple sculls was organized as the part of the Memorial Regatta which has become the main event nowadays and the gemstone of the rowing season.