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30 July - 4 August / Kiel, Germany

2017 Europeans

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Kieler Woche, where “Wurst, Bier, und Kälte” meet Olympic sailing, is fast approaching its 135th anniversary. The 49er racing will be held June 21-25 out of the Olympic Sailing Center in Kiel (Olympiahafen Schilksee), which was constructed for the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics. It is on the northernmost coast of Germany, a 15-minute drive north of the city of Kiel, and about 1.5 hour drive north of Hamburg. It is one of the biggest sailing venues in the world.

Sailing out of Kiel means sailing on the Baltic Sea. It can be freezing and outrageously windy and choppy, but there are also the occasional flat and warm days. The venue is indeed surrounded by farmland, but the Sailing Center was designed for Olympic Games, so it is simply massive. There is a huge launch, plenty of room for rigging, and even offers a space to work on a fully-rigged 49er indoors. It is an exciting event for the Olympic class competition, and an equally important event for non-Olympic classes, from the Europe, to the 505, to the the Melges24 classes, for example. For the FX and 49er fleets it is a solid launching pad for Tokyo 2020 campaigns following the World Cup Series, and in the international sailing circuit, Kieler Woche is a right of passage. Front of mind is that teams will attend to practice ahead of the 2017 European Championship also in Kiel at the end of July.

This German event is so unique in the sailing world because of the history, the magnitude, the organization, and the pure cultural element of the event. At very few regattas will you come off the water after each long day of such high level sailing, and sit around to share a beer with fellow sailors, or fellow Germans in Lederhosen and Dirndls. Also unusual is the popular camping site nearby, as an alternative to lodging closer to civilization, but further from the venue, where sailors and spectators alike will stay. The prowess of the sailing center itself is obvious by the fact that it holds an entire commercial center right there along the water. All of this is relevant to the regatta, but during Kiel Week there will simultaneously be everything from music to beer festivities, and of course the highlight of fireworks.

Much takes place during Kieler Woche, but as one of the windier venues in the world, the most notable aspect of Kiel Week is the level of great sailing it produces. Lucky for the 49er and FX classes, it will also be the location for the 49er European Championships July 30 – August 4 this year. Everyone prepare, Kiel Week is near!

Amendment 1 Nacra 17 NoR

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49er and 49erFX Notice of Race

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Nacra 17 Notice of Race

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Registration

Please register and pay here – and ensure both skipper and crew are class members

our request will be checked against the membership list and approved if you are a member of the class.  This will only need to be done once per year.  If you are not yet a member of the class, please sign up so that you can register for the regattas here.

Regatta Organisation

Organising Director

  • Dirk Ramhorst

Race Secretary

  • Felix Weidling

 

Race Committee

Principal Race Officer

  • Nathalie Peberel (FRA, PRO)

 

Racing Area Hotel, 49erFX:

  • Race Officer: Nathalie Peberel (FRA, PRO)
  • Local Race Officer: Stephan Giesen (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Wolfgang Jentsch (GER)

Racing Area India, 49er:

  • Race Officer: David Campbell-James (GBR)
  • Local Race Officer: Klaus Lahme (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Claudia Langenhan (GER)

Racing Area Juliett, 49er:

  • Race Officer: Luky Serrano (ESP)
  • Local Race Officer: Robert Niemczewski (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Clemens Fackeldey (GER)

Racing Area Echo, Nacra17:

  • Race Officer: John Craig (USA)
  • Local Race Officer: Stephan Uden (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Andreas Knospe (GER)

 

Equipment Inspection Schedule

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Harbour Plan

Download the harbour plan for the Euros with all important information where your boats and trailers can stay during the event.  

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Location

 

KIEL-SCHILKSEE HARBOR

Kiel-Schilksee Olympic Sailing Center hosted the 1972 Olympic Sailing Games. The facilities ashore are perfect for events of this dimension. Alongside sufficient space ashore, an 800 sqm sports hall for measurement and 800 berths. The Race Village will be located in the direct vicinity of the berth. In addition to a sail repair and marine shop in the harbor area, there is a boat repair at the Shipyard of Kiel Yacht Club 1.5 km north of the marina. Car and trailer parking, as well as camping facilities, are available in the harbor area close to the Race Village.

WHAT TO DO IN KIEL AND IN THE SURROUNDINGS DURING THE EUROPEANS?

Sightseeing, shopping or just having a good summer time at the beach:
Check out the KIEL.SAILING CITY online GUIDE

KIEL BAY

The Kiel bay is known as one of the most versatile areas for sailing races in Germany. No influence of shoreline.The Kieler Yacht-Club can reflect upon a 125-year history and has always been involved in the organization of well-known sailing events.Besides the Kieler Woche, we were also able to host 2 Olympic sailing events and numerous World-, European- and Continental Championships.

RACING AREA AND CONDITIONS

Exclusive racing area:

  • flexibility in position according to conditions
  • no influence of shoreline
  • almost no current and no tide

Wind conditions:

NE 6%, E 14.9%, SE 11,6%, S 11.6%, SW 26.1%, W 15.2%, NW 9.8%, N 4.7%.

Wind force:

less than 1 knot 1.8%, 1-5.4 knots 9.8%, 5.4-10.8 knots 31.9%, 10.8-16.2 knots 29.7%, 16.2-21.6 knots 16.7%, 21.6-27 knots 9.1%, 27 knots and more 1.1%.

In average, August in Kiel offers medium wind speeds from a westerly direction and about 20 degrees Celsius with sunshine (6-8 hours per day in average).
(Source: Meeno Schrader, WetterWelt GmbH; Wetterkontor)


 

Accommodation

 

PLEASE TAKE AN ACCOMMODATION RESERVATION BY YOURSELF

We are happy to help out with information. To avoid long distances between your housing and the event area please consider that the race office, boat park and camping site will be at the Schilksee Olympic Center, 24159 Kiel-Schilksee, Germany.

Camp Site during Kieler Woche 

Accommodation Contacts:

Tourist-Information Kiel
Andreas-Gayk-Str. 31, 24103 Kiel,
Phone.: +49 431 679 100, Fax: +49 431 67 910 99,
E-Mail: info@kiel-sailing-city.de, Web: www.kiel-sailing-city.de

Tourist-Information Strande
Strandstrasse 12, 24229 Strande,
Phone: +49 43 49 2 90, Fax: +49 43 49 90 99 74,
E-Mail: info@strande.de, Web: www.strande.de

Schwedeneck Touristik
Zum Kurstrand, 24229 Schwedeneck,
Phone.: (0 43 08) 3 31, Fax: (0 43 08) 12 60,
E-Mail: info@schwedeneck.de, Web: www.schwedeneck.de

CAMPING SITE
A camping site for tents and caravans is available north of the Kiel-Schilksee Olympic Sailing Center.
A reservation in advance is neither possible or necessary!

Contact: Witt-Wohnmobile, Mr K. Witt E-mail: witt.wohnmobile@web.de

CAMPING SITE GRÖHNWOHLD
Small houses, new and modern,  for rent at the Camping Site Grönwohld (10min drive from Kiel-Schilksee). Max. 6 Persons.
They offer a special Sailor price. Please ask for it!
95€ per night.  info@groenwohld-camping.de