FAQs for Sailors
Driving Directions & Traffic Regulations
Traffic regulations are crucial for a smooth event
All regatta participants are requested to observe the special traffic regulations in and around the Kiel-Schilksee Olympic Center. Compliance is necessary
a) in order to receive the large number of boats coming to the Kiel Week
b) to keep the entrances to the harbour clear for ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars.
Non-compliance may call for enforcement by the police. Please note the details in the information sheet which you will receive at the entrance to the Olympic Centre or at the Race Office.
Opening hours of the harbour
The harbour may be entered by automobile during the following times:
• Friday, 03 September, 0800 - 2200 hrs.
• Wednesday, 08 September, 0600 - 2400 hrs.
• all other days: 0600 - 2200 hrs.
At night the harbour area is closed for all vehicles.
Temporary Access to the Harbour:
You may temporarily enter the marina by paying a deposit of 50 € valid for one (1) hour. The deposit will be returned at the exit after having left the harbour area on time.
During Kiel Week, altered traffic regulations will apply in the Kiel-Schilksee Olympic Centre area. All participants are urgently requested to observe the traffic signs when approaching Kiel-Schilksee and to cooperate with the police and the Organising Authority.
Further instructions will be given at the entrance to the harbour area.
It is not permitted to leave cars or boat trailers in the harbour area or launching ramps for centreboard yachts. The harbour area is closed for all vehicles at night.
Sufficient parking spots for cars are available near the Kiel-Schilksee Olympic Sailing Centre. Please follow the road signs to the public parking areas. Parking alongside Fördestraße is forbidden and cars will be towed away.
During Kiel Week, there will be the special parking space "Parkplatz Tempest" and "Salzwiesenweg". Please park your car there. Keelboat trailers will be parked in a special space. At the Regatta Info and Service you will receive a plan showing where your trailer has been parked.
Keelboats arriving by trailer may be launched and hauled out with their own connection wire by the cranes in the Kiel-Schilksee Olympic Centre only. During the event a craning fee for one launching and one haul-out is covered with the Entry Fee.
Boats may also stay or be craned in the harbour of Strande. Arising fees have to be paid by the owners and will not be refunded by the Organising Authority.
- Friday, 03 September, 0800 - 1900 hrs.
- Wednesday, 08 September 0800 - 1900 hrs.
- all other days: 0800 - 1800 hrs.
The Organising Authority draws attention to the fact that the responsible drivers of rubber- or other motorboats have to have the German “Sportbootführerschein See” or an equivalent powerboat license of his home country (e.g. RYA level 2 powerboat or international certificate of compliance).
The legal speed limit in Strande Bay is 10 knots.
The most important addresses and contacts for sailors
Lava Marine GmbH
Raiffeisenstr. 38, 33175 Bad Lippspringe
Laser and coach boat:
Ziegelmayer Handelsgesellschaft mbH
Kaemmererufer 24, 22303 Hamburg
+49 40 31 81 3001
29er, 49er, 49er FX and coach boat:
Birkensee, 24340 Eckernförde
Yachtservice Events und Meer
+49 431 1283191
- Aquamarin Segelsport, Redderkoppel 11, 24159 Kiel,
- Fa. Niemeyer, Flintbeker Str. 2, 24113 Kiel-Zentrum, +49 431 974 170
- Kohlhoff GmbH, Freesenberg 16, 24161 Altenholz, +49 431 220210, email@example.com
These companies have presses, with which to open terminals.
- Gerd Eiermann: Service, replacement parts and accessories during Kiel Week
We are on site and on the water for you to assist you! Riggs and replacement parts for Laser, 420, 470
Can be found in the Vaasahalle and in sanitary buildings in the north harbour. Chips for showers can be bought from the harbour master, as well as at the camping site.
A camping site for tents and caravans is available north of the
Kiel-Schilksee Olympic Sailing Centre. A reservation in advance
is neither possible or necessary!
Mr. Klaus Witt
Krüger Caravan GmbH
04307 - 8125-0
Premium Mobile Kuntz
First Aid Station: in the south harbour area Kiel-Schilksee
In addition to this, a motorboat with an emergency doctor will be cruising on the regatta areas and can be radioed from any boat of the regatta-organisation (code flag "white with RC").
From Kiel and Kiel-Schilksee: emergency call
In areas outside of Kiel +49 431 19222
A temporary ATM machine will be situated in the harbour area for Kiel Week. You will find the machine in front of the entrance to the Vaasahalle.
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8 a.m. -6 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Telephone hotline: +49 1802 33 33
Lost and found items are collected at 3 stations:
- Campsite - contact see information campsite
- Harbourmaster - Contact see information Harbourmaster
- Technical Regatta Office
In the immediate neighborhood of the site you will find:
- Kaufmann - Flying Dutchman 7, 24159 Kiel
- REWE Supermarket - Langenfelde 126a, 24159 Kiel
Tap water is drinking water! We ask everyone to bring their own water bottles and refill them.
The garbage must be separated! Be environmentally conscious and make your contribution to the protection of the oceans and the environment.
All information about sustainability during the Kieler Woche can be found here.