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kielThis year’s 134th edition of the largest regatta in the world delivered enough excellence on every front to be regarded as the best regatta in the world as well: competitive spirit, spectator interest, cultural activities, outstanding race management and a diversity of weather conditions, plus benefits such as an on-water repair service (from HSH Nordbank) and a daily weather briefing (courtesy of Boot Düsseldorf).
More than just a regatta, Kiel Week is the world’s festival of sail, with 4,000 participants from 50 countries and tens of thousands of spectators daily either performing themselves or enjoying the action via Kieler-Woche TV, from Audi, SAP reporting and tracking software, with commentary provided to the thousands of spectators wandering the shoreline.
In all, Kiel Week attracted some three million visitors this year.
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