“Kieler Woche” 2024 celebrates success with wingfoils and environmental commitment

“Kieler Woche” 2024 celebrates success with wingfoils and environmental commitment

2024 / News / NEWSFLASH

“Kieler Woche” 2024 celebrates success with wingfoils and environmental commitment

From 22.06. to 30.06.2024, the traditional Kieler Woche (Kiel Week) took place in its 130th edition. This year’s event once again attracted numerous visitors and sports enthusiasts. The event once again underlined its ability to combine tradition with modernity and environmental awareness. The trendy water sport of wingfoiling and the impressive initiatives of the One Earth – One Ocean e. V. (OEOO) association played a special role this year.

Wingfoiling conquers the Kieler Woche

The young and talented wingfoilers stepped into the limelight for the first time during Kieler Woche. With breathtaking speeds of over 35 knots, the U19 athletes demonstrated their skills on their X-15 boards and thrilled the audience. A comprehensive demo and coaching event led by world champion Fiona Wylde also gave beginners the opportunity to try out and develop their skills in this up-and-coming discipline. The initiators hope that wingfoiling might even become an Olympic sport in the future.

With the “SeeKuh I” against seaweed

Another highlight was the participation of the association One Earth – One Ocean e. V., which took on an important task with its waste collection ship “SeeKuh I”: the collection of seaweed that landed in Strander Bucht due to storms and waves. This innovative campaign once again demonstrated the association’s commitment to clean and healthy oceans.

Microbiologist Rüdiger Stöhr, a key member of the OEOO team, reported enthusiastically on the successful seagrass collection campaign. “We collected over ten kilograms of seaweed in one day. The seaweed grows in a kind of road that is perfect for collecting,” says Stöhr. The collected seaweed is to be used as insulation or filling material, which enables sustainable use and at the same time keeps the regatta course clear for the athletes.

Commitment and education at the information stand

Our information stand at Kieler Woche was an impressive place to meet and obtain information. Visitors had the opportunity to meet key team members, including Lennart and Linus, who spent a year working for us in Cambodia, as well as Franziska and microbiologist Rüdiger Stöhr. During the discussion, interested parties learned more about OEOO’s important environmental projects and how they themselves can get involved in protecting our oceans.

Many thanks to all visitors

A big thank you goes to everyone who visited our stand and supported our commitment to clean oceans. Together we can make a significant contribution to protecting our oceans and continue to shape Kiel Week as an event of sustainability and innovation.

Let’s set sail together for a clean and sustainable future!