12 Reasons to Love Kiel Week

Wondering what sets Kiel Week apart? Check out our core values and some of the services offered below.


1. Principal Race Officer

Kiel Week is international!

The overall race management is the responsibility of World Sailing Race Director Nino Shmueli (PRO), who with his many years of Olympic and international experience will lead the team of 10 Race Managers and over 180 team members.

International Jury (IJ): 19 jury members come to Kiel from all over the world. They come from different nations and from overseas.

International Race Directors (IRO): All our race directors have WS IRO status and are continuously trained.

More than 400 volunteers support us in Kiel-Schilksee for a smooth running of the sailing events.

2. Kiwo.App - all the Information You Need in one Spot

So that our sailors have a comprehensive but simple overview of everything happening in Kiel-Schilksee, we have developed the Kiel Week App with together with Accenture.

The app can be accessed via  https://kiwo.app and provides all important information, from results and protest times to social events and the weather forecast.



3. Class Associations Barbecue

Come together after the racing day and enjoy a shared barbecue with your own racing fleet or others.

The class association have the opportunity to a barbecue in the Steingarten of the KV Lounge at cost price. Your class association is welcome to hand in your registration to the organizer from January onwards in order to invite you to a joint barbecue.

The perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and share the highlights of your day!

4. Sustainability

As a leading nation in waste disposal and recycling, Germany already plays a pioneering role. Nevertheless, major events are often associated with environmental pollution - caused by careless waste disposal, increased energy and water consumption, and high emissions of air pollutants due to the arrival and departure of visitors.

Kiel Week is in accordance with World Sailing's Sustainability Agenda. As a leading nation in recycling technology and waste management, Germany already serves as a role model. Kiel Week strives for more.
Together with our partners, sponsors, participants and visitors, we want to make the Kiel Week sailing regattas more environmentally friendly. As organizers we see it as our responsibility to address sustainability and to actively counteract the pollution of the world's oceans and to be an example for others.

 Read more about our sustainability concept here

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Audi Trailer Service

5. Trailer-Service

Our mobility partner provides trailer vehicles for your arrival and departure, which with their prudent drivers ensure that keel boats are quickly craned and that all trailers are parked immediately on the trailer meadow.

This makes your arrival and departure really stress-free, easy and efficient for everyone! Because who doesn't like to leave the hassle at home?


6. Live Bands, DJs & Music

Live-Bands, Acoustic-Dous, DJs and artists create a colourful, lively nightlife with a vibrant ambiance for sailors and visitors. Bring your dancing shoes and come along for unforgetful memories. Over the course of the week, many different genres will be representedthe. Higlights will be the fireworks and the Goslings Fireshow

And also in 2019 first-class artists will be on stage again: DRO feat. Lucia Sky & Habama feat. Dj N-DEE, DIRTY ROYAL ORCHESTRA, NERVLING feat DJ Chris, DJ Kev, EVER’SO,
Cannibal Koffer & Lockereasy, Jan Ole Jönsson feat. DJ Fewa.

Find the music schedule here!



7. Repair Service: International Farbenwerke

The boat got a little too friendly with the others? No worries! Your boat will be repaired free of charge at the repair and service center by our specialist team from International Farbenwerke on site.

From simple damage to large holes in hulls, almost anything is possible overnight so that further participation in the regatta is possible. 

8. SAP Sailing Analytics

Where did I win or lose the race?

Find out at the analytics presentation after racing, where experts from SAP Analytics will provide insight on your sailing tactics.

With the help of SAP Sailing Analytics, sailors can evaluate their tracked races extensively in the SAP Live Center and fans all over the world can follow them live. At the end of the regatta day, SAP will again this year be offering individual debriefings to sailors of different classes through a variety of analyses by experts.


Moderation KiWo TV

9. Live TV coverage, highlights and replays

Would you rather follow the events from your home?

You can follow the full emotions of sailing at the highest level every day for several hours live, as well as in highlight clips and replays - either in German or English. The partners Audi, SAP, the state capital Kiel and Tutima, among others, make elaborate camera work, moderation and direction as well as analyses possible.

The broadcast will of course also be available during the day in Kiel-Schilksee.

10. Repair Service: North Sails

North Sails Service Point in the race village - Here sails are quickly and professionally repaired by experienced sailmakers for the next races.



11. Healthy and Nutritious Food

To be compete successfully, you need to fuel your body!

We know how important food is to our athletes and offer healthy and nutritious food to all competitors on site at a fair price. We understand what you want to eat during a regatta and endeavour to provide good options.

You can order a rich dinner exclusively at the registration for the regattas via manage2sail. In recent years, up to 300 sailors a day have taken advantage of this opportunity.

12. Focus on progress

Constantly development for excellent improvement, increasing internationality and outstanding innovation