Varberg welcomes Star sailors from all over the world to the 2009 Star Class World Championship. And of course everyone else who enjoys top class racing on the water.
Since 1922 the Star class has sailed world championships and only twice before the championship has been sailed in Sweden, 1970 and 1979 in Marstrand.
During all those years only two Swedish crews have become World Champions – Pelle Petterson/Ulf Schröder 1969 and Fredrik Lööf/Christian Finnsgård 2001 and Fredrik Lööf/Anders Ekström 2004.
We expect around 80 boats from 25 countries to come to Varberg to compete in the 2009 World Championship. Who will win? We don't know, but one thing is sure - the first week of August the world will see a new World Champion on the waters outside Varberg.