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16 May 2007, 10:51 am
ISAF President Visits Kiel
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Kiel Week 2007
Kiel, Gerrmany

ISAF President Göran PETERSSON will be in Germany this June to strike the ship's bell at the opening ceremony of the 2007 ISAF Grade 1 Kiel Week. The ISAF President will attend Kiel Week for the second time after his election in November 2004.
In the evening on 16 June, the Prime Minister of the province of Schleswig-Holstein, Peter Harry CARSTENSEN, will officially open Kiel Week at the town hall in the city of Kiel.

During his 2005 visit to Kiel, the ISAF President, who himself has competed in previous editions of Kiel Week in the Dragon class, stressed the importance of the event as one of the top international regattas and highlights of the European sailing season.

In ISAF's Centenary year, Kiel Week is also celebrating a significant milestone - 125 years since the first event was held in 1882. This year Kiel Week takes place from 16-24 June, with the ISAF Grade 1 Olympic Classes Regatta from 16-20 June. The International Classes battle from 21-24 June, whilst the offshore competition takes place all week long from 16-24 June. The 2007 edition of Kiel Week will also host the inaugural X-35 World Championship from 19-24 June.

All Kiel Week Races 2007 will have the support of the following presenter and partners: BMW AG, HSH Nordbank, freente and boot Duesseldorf, b+m Informatic AG, B + S Card Service, Canon, Fuerst Bismarck, Quelle, Helly Hansen, Hugo Hamann, International Farbenwerke, Jever, Kapsch, CarrierCom, Kielnet, Lankhorst/Hohorst, Nexus, SVG Service Verlag/Segler-Zeitung, Tutima.

For all the news on Kiel Week CLICK HERE.

Kiel Week will be included in the first running of the ISAF World Cup© series for the Olympic Classes. For more on the ISAF World Cup© CLICK HERE.

Hermann Hell (As Amended By ISAF). Image, ISAF President Göran PETERSSON in Kiel in 2005:© Lutz Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
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