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FAQ for Sailors

Driving Directions & Traffic Regulations

Harbour map

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, 21 June, 0800 - 2400 hrs.
  • Wednesday, 26 June, 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.

Special regulations

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.

Crane Times:

  • Friday, 21 June, 0800 - 2000 hrs.
  • Wednesday, 26 June, 0800 - 2000 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 legal speed limit in port is 3 knots.

Important addresses and contacts for sailors


North Sails


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
    Contact: www.eiermann.de
    Service Hotline: +49 172 252 4466

Can be found below the DSV and in the sanitary building in the north harbour. Shower tokens can be bought from the harbour master, as well as at the regatta house.

Please contact the harbourmaster of Kiel-Schilksee for this service.


Camping Kiel Week

Jan-Ole Scholz & Katharina Hauck

+49 431 85023

Olympiahafen Schilksee
Soling 26
24159 Kiel

+49 431 260 484 21

We would like to kindly ask you to book accommodation yourself.


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!




Prices per night  

  • Tent, small for 1 person: 10 EUR
  • Tent, medium from 2 persons: 20 EUR
  • Tent, large from 4 persons: 32 EUR
  • Team tent on request
  • Buses and vans: 8 EUR
  • Caravans / mobile homes: 10 EUR  
  • Vehicles per meter: 4.50 EUR 
  • Electricity: 4 EUR

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 112
  • In areas outside of Kiel  +49 431 19222


From/To: Hamburg Airport (HAM)



General Information


Förde Sparkasse – ATM 
Langenfelde 121, 24159 Kiel

Langenfelde 126a
24159 Kiel-Schilksee

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8 a.m. -6 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Telephone hotline +49 1802 33 33

Further Kiel Week programmes with cultural events,  facts about Kiel, transportation information and further information about the regattas can be found in the Regatta-Info and Service, as well as under: 



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. For this purpose, with the support of KWC, there are now several refill stations in the harbor forecourt.

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.