Sailing: Ocean Race Sets Course for Kiel | - Sports

Status: December 20, 2021 5:34 PM

Kiel’s toughest team windsurfing race is back on track 20 years after German Eilbrück crossed the finish line victoriously. Participants, including Hamburg’s Boris Hermann, will cross the Inner Strait in 2023.

In the penultimate stage, yachts are sent from Aarhus in Denmark to The Hague in the Netherlands around a turning sign in the inner straits of Kiel. Happy with the show, Kiel Mayor Ulf Kampfer (SPD) said Monday, “Since the brilliant finish in Kiel in 2002 we have never lost touch with the organisers. Now we are once again part of this international regatta with stops on four continents.” The capital of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

In 2002, 100,000 people were celebrated in Kiel Fjord

More than 100,000 spectators cheered Elbrook’s victory nearly 20 years ago. The starting signal for the 14th Ocean Race, which began in 1973 as the Whitbread Around the World Race, will be launched from Alicante, Spain, in January 2023.

The first international crew sail race is in the Imoca 60 and Volvo Ocean 65 classes. The Challenger will drive more than 32,000 nautical miles (60,000 km) around the world for six months with layovers in nine international cities. Destination Genoa (Italy)

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Joy for the Solo Sailor Boris Hermann © picture alliance / Associated Press Photo: Loic Veaning

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For the first time two German participants

With Boris Hermann Team Malaysia and Jens Kopal’s team abroad Germany (Berlin), Germany has been represented twice in the regatta for the first time. Hermann of Hamburg, who is also a member of the Kiel Yachting Club, finished fifth in circumnavigating the world last year. The movie “Vendée Globe” caused a stir.

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