It is with great pleasure, on behalf of the local government, to welcome you to Vergiate. Rowing over the years has become one of the highlights of our small town and, this year, thanks to the Coupe de la Jeunesse, we will write a historical chapter for our community. The Lake of Comabbio, thanks to rowing, has become the focal point of the community. This makes us happy but, at the same time, it gives us a strong sense of responsibility. We must pay back the trust that we have been given and we must sure that this translates to growth for Vergiate, Corgeno and the entire Province of Varese. Our strengths will be marked by our teamwork and engagement of our volunteers, in line with the same passion we have shown throughout the years.
We don’t want to invent anything, only continue to value what nature has given us. I thank the Italian Rowing Federation for their trust, and above all thanks to Canottieri Corgeno who have made it possible to organize this European rowing event. We will work to make nations feel at home. We will welcome families with the hope of finding them back here one day as visitors. All of us, together, e will feel proud of being “vergiatesi”.
The Mayor – Maurizio Leorato
Corgeno and its beautiful lake are ready to host foreign and Italian guests, allowing them to experience a weekend of rowing races, to be combined with a top-quality eno-gastronomic touristic experince. The hospitality and the organization of the local people is a combination that will make pleasant the stay of the spectators coming to watch the Coupe de la Jeunesse races. This event returns to Italy for the sixth time and for the second time will be organized in a lake of Lombardia.
This helps to understand how good is the organizational standard offered by to the local rowing clubs, such as the Corgeno Rowing Club, which is experienced and motivated to deliver an excellent event and nice experience to rowers and spectators. I therefore wish to the Organizing Committee, leaded by Giovanni Marchettini, to the Volunteers and to all the people involved in the preparation of the event, the well-deserved organizational success.
I wish everyone, athletes, coaches, team managers and families, to have a nice stay among the beautiful scenery of the venue assisting to the races of these young rowers that, in the near future, will be able to participate in major world rowing events. As President of the Italian Federation I am proud to host this international rowing event in this extraordinary territory.
President of the Italian Rowing Federation
It is with passion that I welcome you all on behalf of the entire Organizing Committee to the 2019 Coupe de la Jeunesse on Lake Comabbio. This is the first time ever for our club to host such an event, which builds on many races organized on this stretch of water, and which rewards the committed work done by many volunteers who passionately value our own town and the local territory. Our lake with its natural characteristics is the ideal setting for this event. It was a great team effort, together with the local authorities and the Italian Rowing Federation that we have now brought the Coupe back to Italy after twelve years.
I cannot forget the work of the entire team of Canottieri Corgeno. They are the daily engine that allows us to achieve something that a few years ago seemed unattainable.
Finally, allow me to mention the athletes and the participating nations. I am sure that they will guarantee exciting races.
Enjoy your event.
The OC President – Giovanni Marchettini