HSH Nordbank blue race: follow the regatta live

The Race Viewer will take you there live during Kieler Woche and from the center of Hamburg in the HSH Nordbank blue race Village from July 6 through 15

Hamburg/Kiel, May 21, 2007 - the HSH Nordbank blue race, the international, transatlantic regatta from Newport, Rhode Island to Hamburg, sets off on June 16. 24 ocean-going yachts will face the special challenges of this race covering 3600 nautical miles. Participants from the United States, Africa as well as Western and Central Europe are the stars of this sailing event and exemplify its quality.

The HSH Nordbank blue race goes beyond the challenges of “normal” regattas – the route passing closely along the ice limit demands a lot from the participants. With the HSH Nordbank blue race the HSH Nordbank focuses on the core values of the sport of sailing – team spirit, competitiveness, strategic action and enjoying the challenge; notions for which HSH Nordbank also stands worldwide.

It will also be possible to be there as a spectator from anywhere in the world: the Race Viewer at www.hsh-nordbank-blue-race.de will enable viewers to follow the race’s progress at any time. HSH Nordbank will offer sailing fans something special at its locations in Hamburg and Kiel: During Kieler Woche, which starts at the same time as the HSH Nordbank blue race on June 16, this Race Viewer will broadcast live on monitors at Kiel’s Olympic marina on lake Schilk. At the same location and time, from June 16 through 24, HSH Nordbank will set up a 50 square meter pool in which visitors can engage in their own sailing competitions with the model boats provided.

From June 29 through to July 4 this HSH Nordbank regatta pool will then be in the center of Hamburg, on the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz, offering all sailing fans varied entertainment ranging from model boats to live broadcast of the HSH Nordbank blue race. For the finish of the transatlantic regatta the pool will then be located in the HSH Nordbank blue race Village at Hamburg’s Kehrwiederspitze facility, from July 5 and until July 14. The HSH Nordbank blue race Village is open to all visitors and provides a varied program relating to the HSH Nordbank blue race and its participants.

The HSH Nordbank blue race is the sporting bridge linking the “old” and the “new” world, between one of the Bank’s headquarters, in Hamburg, and its important U.S. branch in New York. The Northern German Regatta Club (NRV) is organizing the HSH Nordbank blue race in collaboration with the New York Yacht Club (NYYC). As a title partner, HSH Nordbank will be actively involved in the process.

HSH Nordbank AG is a strong regional bank in Northern Europe with total assets of € 190 billion. Some 4,400 of the bank’s employees provide corporate and high net-worth clients around the globe with premium bank products and services. In its core region of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, it is the market leader in the corporate customer segment. HSH Nordbank is an acknowledged partner of the capital markets and international sector specialist. Its main focus is on transportation and real estate. In fact, HSH Nordbank is the world’s largest provider of ship finance and covers the entire value chain in the transportation segment. In the area of real estate, HSH Nordbank is one of the strongest banks in Germany, acting as a provider of services relating to all aspects of real estate. The main fields of business of the HSH Nordbank branch in New York being real estate and transportation as well as capitalmarkets.

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