Kiel Week

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Kiel Week

Last full week in June
Kiel Week is an international sailing regatta in Kiel, Germany, at which the world's leading yachters compete. Craft of all sorts—sail, motor, and muscle-powered—race on the waters of the Kiel Fjord. Kiel, once the chief naval port of Germany, is a center of inshore and deep-sea fishing, and was host for the sailing races of the 1972 Olympic Games.
Kiel Week began in 1882 with 20 yachts. Today there are well over 1,000 yachts competing in three classes of races—international, Olympic, and offshore regattas—as well as more than 1,000 events ranging from talks by international political leaders to such cultural events as art exhibits, theater, and music.
CONTACTS:
Sporthafen Kiel GmbH
Dusternbrooker Weg 2D sternbrooker Weg 2
Kiel, 24105 Germany
49-431-579-59-60; fax: 49-431-579-59-697
www.kieler-woche.de/eng/englishdefault.php
SOURCES:
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 142
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Last year French skipper Sidney Gavignet placed the focus on fitness as they racked up thousands of miles across Europe with a 50 percent Omani crew, setting a new Round Ireland record plus a new speed record at Kieler Woche 2015.
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