Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, Kieler Woche cannot take place at the end of June this year as is usual, so has been postponed to September 5-13, 2021.
“We as a city have decided this step together with the organisers of the sailing regatta,” said Kiel’s Lord Mayor Ulf Kämpfer. “The decision was not easy for us, but in consideration of the current development it is the best solution.”
Kieler Woche is not only a sailing event, but an international festival for Germany.
“Of course, we could have waited a little longer with the final decision,” explains Dirk Ramhorst, regatta organiser. “But since we also wanted to give a sign to the international sailors, we have made our decision now.
“We still have a lot of fine-tuning to do, among others with the German Sailing Association and the World Sailing Federation, but first of all, we wanted to create facts for the planning.”
All Information: www.kieler-woche.de