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The Ocean Race 2023 Kiel Fly-By

Hands-on sailing on Kiel's inner fjord

Kiel.Sailing.City is back on the international stage of top offshore sailing! After the brilliant success of the Volvo Ocean Race in 2002 with the legendary finish of the Illbruck in Kiel's inner fjord, 20 years later The Ocean Race, as one of the toughest regattas around the globe, is once again making a stop in the Schleswig-Holstein state capital. On Friday, 9 June 2023, the impressive sailing yachts in the IMOCA Open 60 and VO65 classes will be guests in Kiel.

More information about The Ocean Race (click here)

Sailing directly at the Kiellinie

The turning point for the Ocean Race is at the Fly-By in the middle of Kiel's inner fjord. There will also be a varied supporting programme along the Kielline - the maritime heart of Kiel. The focus here is on sailing and, above all, sustainability, which unites the marine city of Kiel and the Ocean Race. In addition to an extensive gastronomic offer, visitors can expect various events and an interesting stage programme. Be there when the Ocean Racers fly past the Kiellinie.


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


You don't want to miss the Fly-Bye and need an accommodation during the event? There is a large selection of hotels, holiday flats and houses in kiel and the surrounding area.
You can find your suitable domicile here.

What's going on in Kiel

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

Become a volunteer for The Ocean Race Fly-By 2023 in Kiel!

You don't have any plans from 6 - 11 June 2023 and would like to support us on site with your skills on land and on the water to make the Fly-By an extraordinary event? Then apply here as a volunteer!

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.

The route of The Ocean Race 2023

Das Offshore Team Germany, welches sensationell "The Ocean Race 2021" gewonnen hat.

With sponsorship from: