Coach Clemens Reinke
Coach Clemens began his rowing career in Germany in the mid-1970's winning several gold medals at the German Scholastic and Junior Championships in the single, as well as, doubles and quads. In 1978 and 1979, Clemens won the Junior Single event at the Thames Head Race in England. He was part of the German Junior National Team and trained with world champion sculler, Peter Micheal Kolbe. In 1979, Clemens medaled gold for Germany at an International Youth Regatta in Villach, Austria. More recently, Clemens won his race in the Masters single at the World Masters Regatta in Varese, Italy, in 2013.
       He began coaching for the Ruderverein Wandsbek, Hamburg, in 1981 and completed his Coaching-B license from the German Rowing Association in 1983. 
       In the United States, Clemens has coached youth rowers, collegiate rowers, and masters rowers at Nereid Boat Club (1995-1998 / 2012-2015), the Passaic River Rowing Association (1999-2009)Don Bosco Preparatory High School (2006-2007), Teaneck High School (2008-2013). Along the way, Clemens founded rowing teams at Fairleigh Dickinson University (2009-2013) and at Leonia High School (2011-2013). In 2014, Clemens founded the Bergen County Rowing Academy, which provides a home for various high school rowing teams. Among the BCRA high school teams are Bergen Catholic High School, Bergen Academies, Dwight-Englewood School, Hackensack High School, and rowers from the Academy of Holy Angels, Cresskill HS, Immaculate Conception HS, Immaculate Heart Academy, Northern Highlands HS, Tenafly HS, and Paramus HS. Since 2018, Clemens added the head coaching position for the women's and men's rowing teams at SUNY Maritime College to his coaching responsibilities.
He holds coaching certificates from the German Rowing Association (Deutscher Ruderverband Level B) and the U.S. Rowing Association (Level 2). Annually, he attends the Joy of Sculling Coaches Conference and the USRowing Advanced Coaches Conference to further educate himself as a coach.
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Private Lessons:  Coach Clemens is available for private lessons: $50 - one hour / $70 - 1 ½ hours. To set up a mutually agreeable time please contact Coach Clemens via eMail (click here).
Clemens Reinke • Summer 2008
Clemens Reinke in July 1979 having received the gold medal at the International Youth Regatta in Villach, Austria.
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FISA World Masters Regatta 2013 - Varese, Italy