Lutz Beucke (GER) Qualify for Tokyo

Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke of Germany have won their selection trials and will race in Tokyo. The pair are leading Kieler Woche which is the third leg of their national trials and since they were already leading the trials have mathematically locked up Olympic selection. The German duo are long time campaigners but have […]

Kiwis (but not THOSE Kiwis) win nine-way 49er battle in Kielifornia

Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn and have won gold in Kiel Week after one of the tightest medal races ever seen in Olympic competition. Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn have won 49er gold at Kiel Week after finishing second in a very tight medal race. The conditions, couldn’t have been better, with weather […]

Danish bang the corner to make the best of a tricky FX day at Kiel

Danish team Ida Baad Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen hit the left-hand corner in two races to move up to third in the 49erFX…. After a week of moderate to strong breeze at Kiel Week, day eight of the multi-class regatta brought much lighter winds and a significant change of pace. With morning postponements out […]

Kiel Week and the 49er Class to produce English Language Broadcast for 2019

The biggest regatta in on earth will be coming to you in English in 2019. For the past number of years, Kiel Week, the regatta and sailing festival that is unequalled the world over, has produced an excellent live broadcast of the racing. For 2019, via the 49er youtube channel, it will now also be […]

A Kiel Week Preview

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 […]

Big Breeze Medal Race Finale For Olympic Stars At Kieler Woche

24 June 2015 The breeze kicked in for Medal Race day at Kieler Woche (Kiel Week), making for some thrilling live TV coverage of the Laser, Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX classes. The Olympic class racing saved the best for last, with multiple capsizes in the 49erFX making for great drama and unpredictability. After starting […]

Three Opportunities to Watch 49er Racing At Kieler Woche

Once again the eyes of the sailing world will turn to Kiel, Germany, home of the largest regatta and sailing festival in the world, Kieler Woche.  SAP is sponsoring the event once again, and will be live broadcasting some of the racing.  49er fans are in luck, as there will be coverage of the skiffs […]