Kieler Woche 2009 (June 20 to June 28) will start with the Olympic boat classes and finish with the International classes in the second half of the week. The reason for this swap of the 2009 Kieler Woche schedule is the inclusion of the newly invented ISAF Sailing World Cup, thus offering the competitors in the Olympic classes better tune-up possibilities.
The Kieler Woche 2009 organisation is prepared for the arrival of several ambitious Olympic classes’ competitors up from Wednesday, June 17 who will prepare and train for valuable ISAF Sailing World Cup points as well as the desirable Kieler Woche titles. The starting gun for the first race will be fired on all race courses at 11.00 am on Saturday, June 20. The Olympic Part of Kieler Woche 2009/ISAF World Sailing Cup will finish on Wednesday evening, June 24, after a total of 5 race days.
From Thursday, June 25, until Sunday, June 28 the competitors of the International classes will compete and race for victory in Kieler Woche 2009.
The newly invented ISAF World Sailing Cup will be launched in Australia in December 2008 (Sail Melbourne), and will continue in the US in January 2009 (Rolex Miami Regatta), in Spain in April 2009 (Princess Sofia Trophy MAPFRE), in France again in April 2009 (Semaine Olympique Hyères), in Medemblik/Holland in May 2009 (Delta Lloyd Regatta), in Kiel/Germany in June 2009 (Kieler Woche), and the global regatta series will finish in Weymouth, UK in September 2009 (Skandia Sail for Gold). Bjorn Unger, SWE (Chairman ISAF Events Committee) and Alastair Fox (ISAF Event Manager) presented the time- and events’ schedule of the World Cup to the media during Kieler Woche 2008. — Hermann Hell
Kieler Woche 2009 (June 20 - June 28) - Practice Race (June 19)
Part 1 - Olympic Classes, June 19 - June 24
Part 2 - International Classes, June 25 - June 28
Part 3 - Women’s Match Race, June 2o - June 24
Part 4 - Offshore Classes, June 20 - June 28
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