From Kiel to the World

In its 140th year, Kieler Woche will take place from 4 to 12  September, with more ease and spontaneity. Free, outside and for everyone - that's how Kieler Woche wants to present itself again this year.

An extraordinary, international atmosphere. One of the largest sailing events in the world. Regatta sailing at the highest level. Unbeatable class diversity. This is Kiel Week.

From Kiel to the World

In its 139th year, Kieler Woche will focus on its roots again. From 5 to 13 September, the sport of sailing - and with it the historical foundation of Kieler Woche - moves into the centre of attention. And if possible, just a little more.

We are looking forward to the times, when - hopefully next year - around 2.000 events in areas of culture, sailing, summer festival, entertainment, science, politics, industry and sport will come together again to form a maritime symphony.

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World's biggest Sailing Event


„The great response from sailors underlines that the sailing world trusts us to host Kiel Week in June after last year's successful event. But the Corona situation makes it much more difficult to safely realize an event of this internationality. And a separation of sailing week and festival cannot be an alternative“, says Dirk Ramhorst, Head of Organization of Organizations of the Kiel Week regattas.

With this rescheduling, the information of the active sailors who have already registered and the intensive exchange with the classes that were announced for June will now begin. „We don't know if all classes will be able to move with us in terms of scheduling, although we have taken into account the very busy regatta calendar of course,“says Ramhorst. By mid-April, the adjusted class concept is planned.

In preparing Kiel Week 2021, the city and all partners will constantly monitor the development of the infection situation and modify the plans accordingly.

Kieler Woche Press Releases

Press release published May 5, 2021 Star World Championship during Kiel Week: The class of sailing legends

Start with the Junior World Championship - 80 boats expected - Even after 111 years of great sailing sport

Press release published April 20, 2021 Closer to the original in September: Solidarity for the united Kiel Week

Also in 2021 there will be no Kiel Week (September 4 to 12) in the usual format. While the 2020 edition was based on the principle of "sailing first", the main focus in 2021 will be on a united Kiel Week for sailing and festivals.

Press release published March 17, 2021 Kiel Week 2021 will take place - in September with more ease and spontaneity

Free, outside and for everyone - that’s how Kiel Week wants to present itself again this year. Therefore, it will not take place at the end of June again, but will be postponed to the date 4 to 12 September

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