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More than just an Outstanding Sailing Project

Races 2013

[22. – 30. June]
A week of sailing and cultural happening with long lasting tradition, as in 2013 Kiel, the major German maritime city, hosts the 131st edition of the largest sailing event in the world. Located on the Baltic Sea in the heart between the natural beauty Kiel Fjord, and the busiest artificial waterway in the world connecting the Baltic and North Seas, Kiel week is therefore a perfect junction of cultures.

The sailing part of the week takes place in the center of the city, starting from the Kiel Yacht Club which organizes the whole weekly happening in collaboration with the Norddeutscher Regattaverein, the Hamburger Sailing Club, and the Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee.

5000 sailors on 2000 yachts from 50 different countries entered competition among 47 sailing events at some more than 450 race starts on eleven various courses. The whole week, however, combined 2000 different cultural and sports events and attracted 3 million guests from all over the world.

Kieler Woche represented Esimit Europa 2’s first journey to northern Europe. It proved successful, as its European crew accomplished a monohull course record on Welcome Race and took the overall victory at Kieler Woche 2013.

Results Welcome Race Kiel – Eckernförde

Place Sail Number Yacht Elapsed time
1. SLO 1001 ESIMIT EUROPA 2 2h 8m 31s
2. GER 5676 OUTSIDER 2h 59m 24s
3. orc 8088 CALYPSO 2h 55m 58s
4. GER 6260 UCA 3h 16m 13s

Results Eckernförde – Kiel

Place Sail Number Yacht Elapsed time
1. SLO 1001 ESIMIT EUROPA 2 1h 10m 41s
2. GER 5676 OUTSIDER 1h 32m 5s
3. GER 6260 UCA 2h 2m 9s
4. GER 6868 EMBER SEA 2h 16m 55s