Audi on board with Kieler Woche again in 2016

“Sailing is an inspiring sport – for the athletes as well as the visitors. With our presence at Kieler Woche we’d like to bring the excitement of sailing to the spectators and, at the same time, optimally support the athletes,” says Johannes Polgar, Event and Sports Marketing of AUDI AG, a former top-class sailor himself. “We’re particularly keeping our fingers crossed for our German National Sailing Team, wishing the squad a successful ‘dress rehearsal’ in Kiel, followed by many medals in the Olympic Games in Rio.” The final races of Kieler Woche will be broadcast live this year on television by NDR.

A special regatta to be held during Kieler Woche is the Audi ultra Cup in which celebrities from the Audi family will compete amongst sailors from Audi Sailing Team Germany in 2016. Fielded in the race will be the near-seven-meter long J/70 boats on which the events of the Sailing Bundesliga supported by Audi are contested as well. On board this year will be Audi race drivers Tom Kristensen and Nico Müller, cross-country skier Tobias Angerer, former Olympic high jump gold medalist Heike Henkel, snowboarder Amelie Kober, former javelin throw world champion Steffi Nerius, Benedikt Kohl, Benedikt Schopper and Peppi Heiss from the ice hockey club ERC Ingolstadt, TV presenter Kai Pflaume, model Mirja Du Mont, and actresses Annabelle Mandeng and Anna Hofbauer.

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