sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Kieler Woche - A very special challenge + Live streaming video
Kieler Woche - A very special challenge + Live streaming video


'Esimit Europa 2 - Kieler Woche 2013'    Guido Trombetta

Kieler Woche races get underway from 22nd to 30th June 2013. The kick-off, even for a sailor like Jochen Schuemann, will be a very special challenge. When the three-time Olympic champion and two-time America’s Cup winner skippers Esimit Europa 2, the biggest yacht ever to take part in Kieler Woche, he will have to steer her clear of the more than 100 yachts that will crowd at the starting line of the Welcome Race.

The starting gun will be fired on Saturday, 22 June at 9.30 a.m. off the Hindenburgufer shoreline. It will be the Baltic debut of the 100-foot yacht, and Esimit will literally tower above the rest of the fleet. With a mast height of 44 metres, she is only a metre shorter than the German naval training vessel Gorch Fock. When the 30.5 long yacht will unfold her full sail area of 820 square metres, enough to cover two basketball courts, she should have difficulties in keeping to the speed restrictions of Kiel Fjord: This Maxi is one of the fastest boats of the world.

'It’s by far the biggest yacht ever to race at Kieler Woche. Jochen will have to act with utmost care,' says offshore director Eckhard von der Mosel. Esimit Europa 2 should have almost reached Eckernfoerde when the Olympic classes take up racing at 12 noon off Schilksee. From 22 to 30 June, about 4,500 sailors from 50 nations will dot the waters of Kiel Fjord.

Athletes will fight for Kieler Woche medals in eight Olympic sailing disciplines, among these the two new Olympic classes 49erFX for women and Nacra 17 for mixed crews, in the paralympic 2.4Metre, in 17 international classes such as the /one one-design class of Germany’s biggest boatyard Bavaria, as well as in 18 offshore classes (ORC/ORC-Club, one-design and multihulls). The world’s biggest sailing event will receive more public attention than ever before because of the comprehensive and innovative use of media.

The upcoming fight in the Laser Standard between Germany’s 'Sailor of the Year' and 2012 Kieler Woche winner, Philipp Buhl, and five-time Olympic medal winner Robert Scheidt from Brazil will be one of the Kieler Woche highlights – but there will be many more.

The women’s 49erFX class will be studded with strong Australian and German top sailors. As many as four German crews will be fighting for national supremacy in the women’s skiff - and all of them will race in Kiel, among them the fresh winners of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cups off Medemblik, the Netherlands, Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke (Bergen/Strande). Last year, the former Opti world champion Lutz from Bavaria and her crew Beucke (with 29er experience) from Strande had narrowly lost the Olympic trials in the 470 to Kadelbach/Belcher. After the two had switched to the Olympic skiff, they immediately landed a big success.

'We had two races in difficult conditions. It’s been our first 49er win,' says a beaming Tina Lutz. 'Our big goal is the European Championship in Denmark,' adds Susann Beucke with a view to the Europeans which will take place right after Kieler Woche. From 27 June until 7 July, the best FX skiff sailors and their male counterparts in the 49er will race for the European titles in Aarhus, Denmark.

So more likely than not, Kiel will serve more for training than for winning his year – despite the fact that Kieler Woche victories are appreciated anytime...

Victoria Jurczok/Anika Lorenz (both from Kiel/placed second in Medemblik), Kiel’s 20-year old twins Jule and Lotta Görge as well as Leonie Meyer/Elena Stoffers (Hamburg) are also part of the German fleet. However, 19-year old Ann Kristin Wedemeyer might be a threat to them all. The girl from Muelheim raced for Germany at the 2011 ISAF Youth Worlds in Croatia (rank 10). She will be sailing with her sister Pia (17) in Kiel, and who knows? The two youngsters from Duisburger Yacht-Club may have a say in the outcome of the contest.

Then there will be high-class competition from down-under. Four crews from Australia will race in Kiel, among them London’s Olympic silver medallists Olivia Price (21) and Nina Curtis (25). In the match-race discipline, the two Australians contributed one of their country’s four medals in the 2012 Games. They switched to the skiff when match-racing lost its Olympic status. At Kieler Woche, Olivia Price will race with crew Caitlin Elks, whereas Nina Curtis teams up with helmswoman Haylee Outteridge, the sister of 49er Olympic champion Nathan Outterigde (2012 with Iain Jensen). The Outteridge siblings are toying with the idea of joining up for an Olympic Nacra 17 campaign.

The third Australian medal winner in this new class is Tessa Parkinson (26), Gold medallist in 2008 with helmswoman Elise Rechichi in the 470. She will team up with Chelsea Hall (23), the 2006 ISAF youth world champion.

And on top of all that, the teams from Sweden, Singapore, Spain and the USA will do their best in this Australian-German whirlwind.

Star Sailors to Fight in the Finn - While much of the sailing world will focus on the Laser fight between Philipp Buhl and Robert Scheidt, another real sailing ace will be racing in the Finn: Bruno Prada. Prada was crew to Scheidt when they became Olympic champions in 2004 off Athens, Greece, won silver in 2008 off Qingdao, China, and then the bronze medal in 2012 off Weymouth, U.K., in the Star. The successful Brazilian team has meanwhile split up to carry on separately in different classes, but both of them will race in Kiel. Max Salminen (Sweden) has also switched from Star to Finn, and he, too, is an Olympic champion in the Star (crew to Frederik Loof in last year’s London Games).

Kröger to Go for Gold Again - By including the paralympic discipline 2.4Metre in the sailing programme of the Olympic part of the event as early as in 2002, Kiel led the way. Among this year’s favourites is Heiko Kroeger from Kiel, Paralympic champion 2000 and silver medallist in 2012. In 2011 and 2012, the five-time Kieler Woche winner had to contend himself with ranks below the international competition. Now the 47-year old wants to go for gold again and win his sixth Kieler title in the 2.4Metre.

Race schedule of 2013 Kieler Woche (22 to 30 June)
Olympic classes, EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup: 22 to - 26 June:
Delta: Laser Standard - M
Echo: Laser Radial - W, Finn
Golf: 2.4mR/open
India: 49er - M, 49er FX - W
Juliett: Nacra 17 - Mix
Kilo: 470er - M + W
TV course: various classes

International classes, 27 – 30 June:
Charly: Formula 18, Hobie 16
Delta: 505er, FD
Echo: Contender, OK, Musto Performance Skiff
Foxtrott: J 24, Folkeboot
Golf: Europe, Laser Radial open, Laser 4.7
India: 29er
Juliett: 420er
Kilo: H-Boat, Star, B/one
TV course: various classes

Offshore courses, 22 – 29 June:
22 – 23 June: Welcome Race (ORC-Club I -IV, Albin Ballad, Multihull)
22 – 26 June: Kiel Cup Foxtrott
Charlie: Melges 24, Platu 25.
Foxtrott: J80, SB20 Albin Expreß.
24 – 26 June: Kiel Cup Alpha (ORC-Int. I-IV)
27 – 28 June: Silver Ribbon (ORC-Club I-IV)
29 June: Senate Prize (ORC-Club I-IV)

Live Streaming Video:


by Hermann Hell

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=111075

11:02 AM Fri 21 Jun 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

19 Jun 2013  Kieler Woche - High-level action on the horizon
04 Apr 2013  Kieler Woche - Esimit Europa 2 heads to Northern Europe






News - USA and the World











































Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall by International Windsurfing Association,












Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature by Richard Gladwell Ssail-World.com/nz,












Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup   
Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup   
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature   
British Open Dragon Championship finale at Royal Lymington preview   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3   
Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video   
Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth   
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Registration details   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Polishing up the silver   
Vic-Maui International Yacht Race - First start to lead off busy day   
Anna Tunnicliffe competing at the CrossFit Mid-Atlantics + Video   
18ft Skiff Europeans: Winning days at Lake Garda   
Clipper Race - Choppy conditions as fleet closes in on Den Helder   
Lightning Youth World Championship - Final day   
2014 Star Class World Championship - Day 3   
America's Cup: Dean Barker interviewed on the current state of the Cup   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Delphine Cousin draws first blood   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - On a roll in Marstrand + Video   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT