President International Omlympic Commitee
Cadet World Champion 1959
It is a great pleasure for me to send you official greetings for the 2011 Cadet World Championship in Kuehlungsborn / Germany.
I had the pleasure and privilege to start my sailing career in the Cadet. The Cadet is an ideal boat to teach young sailors how to work together. The boat is relatively cheap and totally one design. Many sailors learn in the Cadet Class the skills that enabled them later to shine at the Olympic level.
There has always been a great atmosphere in the Class. I would like to congratulate the officials of the International Cadet Class and also the organisers of the World Championships. They devote their time on a volunteer basis for the development and education of the youth.
I would urge all participants to compete in the spirit of fair-play and respect of rules. In such a Championship, there is only one winner but everyone can be a Champion. The winner is the one who crosses the finish line first. The Champions are those who respect the rules and each other and train hard. Therefore, all of you can be a Champion.“
Mayor of the City Kühlungsborn
“The World Championship of 2011 is going to become one of the most prominent events Kühlungsborn hosted over the past years. I suppose that the attractive wind conditions in connection with optimal infrastructural premises and the outstanding flair of the city persuaded the organizers to select our nice city as ideal venue for this event.
I am sure that organisers as well as participants will feel that it has been a good decision!
As representative of the city of Kühlungsborn, I assure that we will do our best to be sound hosts in order to eternize the World Championship of 2011 for everyone.
I hope that our various touristic, gastronomic, cultural and athletic facilities will convince competitors and guests and that these visitors will gladly return to Kühlungsborn later. For the Cadet World Championship I wish success and fair competitions on all participants.
Welcome and all the best!“