Kieler Woche welcomes Multihulls in Offshore program

Spectators at Kieler Woche
Kieler Woche will see for the first time the Multihulls compete in the Offshore program. All racing and performance-cruiser Multihulls are invited to sail the legendary race between the centre of Kiel and the nice town of Eckernförde.

The area in which the race program is to take place is considered as one of the most beautiful sailing areas in Northern Germany and is connected to the biggest maritime festival of North. The program is a wonderful opportunity to present Multihull Sailing to a big audience. We have three million visitors in ten days each year at Kieler Woche and 10+ TV Stations.

This Race is the opening of the Kieler Woche 2011 and the start will be followed by thousands of spectators and German media. It is an offshore distance race between Kiel City and Eckernförde City and approximately 45 miles each way.

Welcome Race to Eckernförde (18th June):

Start: 9:30h, Saturday, 18. June in front of the Kieler Yacht club inner fjord of Kiel. Finish: In front of the Harbour of Eckernförde, Prize giving at 19:30h in Eckernförde.

Welcome Race back to Kiel ( 19th June):

Start: 12h, Sunday, 19. June in front of the Harbour of Eckernförde, Finish: Kiel-Light-tower inner Kiel fjord, Prize Giving: 19:30h Event Center at Olympic Centre Kiel-Schilksee.

Entry:

Racing and Performance Cruiser Multihulls between 24 and 60 Foot can enter. We sail under modified Texel Rating. Boats must fulfil the Int. Offshore sailing rules and carry safety Equipment during Racing.

Classes:
Open Division -Where we count all boats without Handicap Rules.

Handicap/Rating Division where we use a proven Multihull handicap system based on Texel Rating for all boats who have a rating.

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