Dear Star Sailors,

When the International STAR Class Association assigned to us to organise the 2014 World Championship, I thought that Malcesine and lake Garda would have been perfect scenery and the ideal venue for such an important event.
Sailing, Malcesine and Lake Garda have always formed an inseparable partnership, well-known all around the world. For this reason, I know that the star class sailors will be very happy to compete in this fantastic place.
The Fraglia della Vela di Malcesine, "my club", organiser of the championship, can provide a magnificent and functional logistic structure, suitable for and with the appropriate dimensions to satisfy the requirements of this type of commitment.
In addition, the club is prepared for receiving you with the experience gained as a result of having continuously hosted first-rate events.
During summer time, when competitions will take place, you will find those breezes the lake is famous for and which have always attracted sailors from all around the world.
Malcesine and its Fraglia Vela club are the ideal venue for a championship that is both technical and entertaining, set in a welcoming place that knows how to offer yachtsmen and their families a large number of interesting options, ranging from local rambling on the surrounding mountains.
Verona and Venice are not far away, up to the chance to enjoy the passion for biking, tennis, gliding, or even simply and idly lounging around and comfortably sunbathing.
I'm sure that it will be a great championship in line with the expectations of those who already know the place, its traditional hospitality and the kind professionalism that characterises the participating people and which will surely astonish everyone visiting us for the first time.
We are confident a wonderful sun will accompany the event, and so success will be guaranteed at all levels.
See you in Malcesine for a memorable Star world championship.

Best regards,
Gianni Testa
Presidente della Fraglia Vela Malcesine