club priority: training to become ocean sailers
Baltic, North See, Atlantic: For our yachts these are no unknown areas. With our two club owned yachts we show our flag regularly at many sailing events starting from the "Kieler Woche" and also on ocean regattas. Training and cruising complete our programme.
The club's purpose is to promote the youth and turn them into ambitious off-shore and ocean sailors. For this we communicate practical knowledge of sailing which will later enable the youth to take resonsibility as watch officer or skipper on our yachts. Of course the fun does not come to short: foreign harbours and far away dream cruising grounds are explored and many friendships formed on board.
A modern club with tradition
Nearly 100 years ago the HVS was founded by Albert Ballin, a ship owner from Hamburg, in order to send a competitiv yacht under the flag of Hamburg into the race against Kais