Sailing yachts in Kiel: The Ocean Race 2023 Kiel Fly-By on June 9th, 2023 with turning point in the Kiel inner fjord between Reventloubrücke and Ostseekai.
The Ocen Race, one of the toughest sailing regattas in the world, is back in Kiel after exactly 21 years. On Friday, June 9, 2023, the sailing yachts will stop in the Kiel Fjord, or rather, during the so-called fly-by, they will circle the turning mark at Camp 24/7 between the Reventloubrücke and Ostseekai, and then leave the Kiel Fjord again sailing north around Denmark with destination The Hague in the Netherlands.
The fly-by in Kiel at the regatta The Ocean Race 2023 is therefore only an intermediate station of the almost 1,500-kilometer 6th stage from Aarhus in Denmark to The Hague. The Volvo Ocean Race 2002, of course, looked completely different with the historic finish of the sailing yacht Illbruck.
Many visitors expected at The Ocean Race Fly-By in Kiel 2023
To experience The Ocen Race sailing yachts live during the regatta was and is always something very special. For example, when the Illbruck reached its destination in 2002, around 200,000 people were on the Kiel Fjord when the sailing yachts arrived in Kiel.
Where is the best place to watch the sailing yachts fly-by at The Ocean Race 2023 in Kiel?
Since the turning mark for the fly-by of the 6th stage of The Ocean Race is located directly in the inner fjord at Kiellinie, you also have a great view of the turning mark and the sailing yachts from the Kiellinie Kiel between Reventloubrücke and Ostseekai. The VIP area will also be located there, for example.
Alternatively, you can of course also follow the spectacle with all the sailing yachts at any other area of the Kiellinie between the Naval Base Kiel-Wik and Ostseekai.
Or you can position yourself on Falckensteiner Strand near the Friedrichsort lighthouse. Because at this point the Kiel Fjord is particularly narrow (hence also called Friedrichsorter Enge) and The Ocean Race sailing yachts pass the Fjord just a few meters from the shore area on their way to the turning point and then back towards the Baltic Sea.