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The Ocean Race 2023 Kiel Fly-By

Hands-on sailing on Kiel's inner fjord

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Sailing directly at the Kiellinie

On Friday, 9 June 2023, The Ocean Race, one of the toughest regattas around the globe, is coming to Kiel Fjord for the Kiel Fly-By. The turning mark for The Ocean Race Kiel Fly-By is directly in front of the Kiel Line, so you can experience the spectacular turn of the Ocean Racers live and up close. In addition, there will be a varied supporting programme in the Ocean Live Park on Kiellinie from 8 - 10 June. Here the focus is on sailing and above all sustainability, which is what connects the Ocean City of Kiel and The Ocean Race. In addition to extensive food offers, you can expect various sailing-related events and an entertaining stage programme including live stream and moderation. Be there live when the impressive Ocean Racers fly past the Kiellinie and feel the energy of the top sailing sport in Kiel.Sailing.City!

The Programm (JUNE 8th to 10th)


JUNE 8th to 10th

In the Ocean Live Park there will be a range of workshops, lectures and various companies will present themselves on site. The grandstand and the gastronomic offer invite you to stay.

Volvo Studio at Ocean Live Park

We are pleased to welcome you to our Volvo Studio at Ocean Live Park Kiel Fly-By. Come by and learn more about our brand and models, as well as Volvo Cars' technologies and services! Our studio is a place where you can gather with family and friends, enjoy a Swedish fika and enjoy the ambience of Ocean Live Park

Experience the all-electric driving experience

Immerse yourself in our philosophy around sustainability and safety and take the opportunity to sign up for a test drive in one of our all-electric models and experience the driving experience of the Volvo C40 or Volvo XC40 first-hand.

Marine Conservation City Day

June 8th

The Ocean Summit-organised Marine Conservation City Day on June 8th will inspire on-site exhibitions and lectures on marine conservation. A colourful hands-on and cultural programme awaits ocean fans of all ages.

Lecture on June 8th

„Planetary safety; tackling our biggest challenge with circular business“

Owain Griffiths will give the keynote speech "Planetary safety; tackling our biggest challenge with circular business" on the Main Stage on the Day of the Marine City. In this he will go into detail about Volvo's responsibilities and goals. E.g. about the ambition to become a circular business as a pioneer for people and the planet to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis - including the impact on the oceans.

Kids Event

June 8th to 10th

The Kids Event will inspire children with various activities on the topic of the oceans, marine protection and sustainability. At the end there will be a children's concert.

Stage programme

June 8th to 10th

In addition to the live broadcast of the race, there will be interviews, lectures and an evening programme with live acts on stage.

DSV Roadshow

June 8th to 10th

The sailing youth of the German Sailing Association will be on site with its roadshow to bring sailing closer to children and young people.

Open Camp

June 8th to 10th

The sailing camp at the Kiellinie offers sailing for young and old who want to get to know the sport of sailing.


June 9th

The IMOCAs are expected to arrive in Kiel's inner fjord between 16:00 and 17:00 as they round the turning mark off Reventlouwiese.

© Sailing Energy/The Ocean Race

Fly-By Panel

June 9th

Top-class speakers will report on the topics of marine protection, climate protection and sustainability. Join us and learn more about the speakers' experiences.


June 9th to 10th

Sailors from sailing clubs all over Germany will compete against each other in a Waszp regatta on 09 and 10 June in Kiel's inner fjord in front of the spectators.

Team8 Boats

June 10th

On site there is the possibility to try sailing on Team8 boats from Schülersegeln Schleswig-Holstein.

Accompanying trip

Escort Trip with Freya

Marvel at the impressive sailing yachts of the Ocean Race Kiel Fly-By during their tack or jibe from aboard the paddle steamer Freya! Cruise from 12:00 to 18:00, incl. buffet "Seaexplorer" and cake buffet.

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Ferry Ride to Fly-By

You can also watch the spectacle live from the water on the SFK hybrid ferry. The ride goes from 15:00 to 17:15 and is moderated. A unique experience!

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Kiel has good connections and can be reached by car, bus, train or ship. Further service information for your individual arrival can be found here.


You don't want to miss the Kiel Fly-By and need accommodation during the event? In Kiel and the surrounding area there is a large selection of hotels, vacation apartments and houses. You can find your suitable domicile here.

What else is going on

Kiel is a lively city. That's why it's worth keeping an eye on the other events and happenings as well.
Information and the calendar with all events can be found here.

The Ocean Race 2023 Merchandise

You already want to equip yourself for The Ocean Race Kiel Fly-By? Order caps, belts and t-shirts with The Ocean Race branding in our online store!

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The route of The Ocean Race 2023

Become a partner of the Ocean Race Kiel Fly-By and present your brand!

Thousands of visitors are expected at the Kiel line at the Ocean Race Kiel Fly-By. Find out more about your options for presenting your brand on the event area and in our communication in our sponsorship guide.

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