club Croatia Zagreb was founded in 1935
under the the name Sava, and it
celebrates 70 years of successful past.
Even thou the boat house was built
during 1934 the club begun its rowing
activities in 1935. In its history it
changed its name a few times, it was
called Macabi, Lokomotiva, Lasta, Trnje,
Sloga and on the 11th of June 1971 it
got its name R.C.Croatia.
We have to emphasize that all members or
R.C.Croatia in some way were distinctive
from all other of their colleges by good
spirit, sportsmanship or competitiveness.
R.C.Croatia had international success es
in its history, Zlatko Buzina rower of
R.C.Croatia and his partner from Zadar
Marko Perinović won 10th place in the
Olympic games in 1992 in coxless pair.
That was the first time that Croatian
rowers participated as sportsmen from
independent Croatia. Then in 1993. Igor
Velimirović rower of R.C.Croatia with
his partners from R.C.Mladost Saraga,
Banović and Marušić won gold at famous
the bigest success came at Olympic games
in Sydney in a year 2000 when Croatian
eight won bronze medal. Igor Francetić,
Krešimir Ćuljak and Silvio Petriško,
rowers from R.C.Croatia were member of
that famous Croatian crew.
Today there are about 50 active rowers,
most of them in youth categories. Even
there are some difficulties in funding
all activities due to some financial
constraints, we hope that among those
club members we will find future
Please check www.vk-croatia.hr for more information.