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Our Vision

“Do it like in Kiel!” This statement of the former president of the World Sailing Paul Henderson has become a famous statement in the state capital and has drawn the eyes of the whole sailing world to the organizational abilities of the people of Kiel.

Our vision for the ORC World Championship 2023 is to be the five-star home for offshore sailing and to welcome crews from all over the world for a championship that lives up to its name and inspires athletes and fans.

The ORC Worlds 2014 in Kiel have set a benchmark in terms of participants, atmosphere and racing. Our goal is to exceed this benchmark again! With more than 150 crews from 15 nations we would like to celebrate a sailing festival in summer of August, which brings the crews together and promotes the exchange on all levels.

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Kieler Yacht-Club

With the goal already formulated by the founders in 1887 “to increase the joy of sailing”, the Kieler Yacht-Club e.V. (KYC) stands for a long tradition in regatta sailing at the highest sporting level and in demanding cruising sailing.

Tradition and future of the sailing sport determine the pathy of the club. The main focus of the work of the KYC is the sailing education of young people and adults as well as the organization of high-class regatta events such as the Kiel Week, the Mai Offshore Regatta (MaiOR), the Young Europeans Sailing (YES), the blueribboncup (BRC) as well as World and European Championships in various classes.

With around 1,400 members, Kieler Yacht-Club is one of the largest and, with its founding in 1887, one of the most historic sailing clubs in Germany. Among the members of the KYC are several world and European champions as well as Olympic medal winners in different sailing classes.

Olympic Sailing Center

The Olympic Center Kiel-Schilksee offers the ideal conditions for high-class regattas at all levels with a strong history (Olympic Games in 1972). The event venue is well known for the annual regattas like Kiel Week and other major international events. For special highlights like the ORC Worlds 2023, the whole event venue is completely rebuilt to welcome global sailors and fans.

Here you will find perfect infrastructure with a modern media center, race and jury offices. Two permanent cranes, a lot of trailer storage, and a campsite directly next to the venue are additional key facts. All boats are located together next to the event village with facilities and locations for social events for up to 400 persons.


Kiel can be reached easily by car, train, plane (Airports in Kiel, Hamburg and Denmark), daily ferries or the Kiel Canel. You will find a high Quality level of public transport with a good traffic connection to the City of Kiel.


There are several appartments, hotels and hostels near by in Schilksee, Strande, in the City of Kiel and the suburban. In addition there is a hughe campsite directly next to the venue for vans, camper and tents.


You will find sufficient parking spaces, halls for measurement, berthing with guarded access, facilities and celebrating locations. A modern media center, race and jury offices, two cranes and trailer storage.

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