The following is a communique from the organisers of Kiel Week.

Dear sailors,

The pandemic is not leaving us alone and a postponement of Kiel Week, which seemed historically unique last year, is now unavoidable this year as well.

Together, we need to do our utmost to ensure that the third wave is as flat as possible. Due to the rising infection cases this spring, as well as the prospect of more vaccinations by September, the organizing clubs together with the state capital Kiel have decided to postpone Kiel Week 2021 to September again.

Thus, both the regattas and the festival in the city of Kiel will take place from September 4 to 12, 2021.

The official press release about the postponement of the Kiel Week can be found here: https://www.kieler-woche.de/de/medien/meldung.php?id=105331

We hope to be able to welcome you all in September to an unforgettable Kiel Week and are happy about everyone who can & wants to start in Kiel! What we have already made possible once with your help and support, we will create together a second time!

Surely you have a lot of questions about the consequences of the postponement, so please read the following points carefully first:

  • We ask for your understanding that the decision was made at short notice. As the orga