Sailing / Yacht Club
Kieler Yacht-Club, Yacht Club of Kiel, is one of the oldest yacht clubs in Germany. It was founded in 1887 as “Marine Regatta Verein”. In 1891 Kaiser Friedrich Wilhelm II became the Commodore of the Club and the Club changed his name to “Kaiserlicher Yacht Club”. The “Kieler Yacht Club” is also well known for the annual organization of the “Keel Week”. Moreover the Olympic sailing competitions in 1936 (Berlin) and 1972 (Munich) took place in the Kiel Bay and the yacht club had a major role in the organization of the regattas.