With plans underway for the 2019 International Master & World Championships in Espoo, Finland June 23 – July 2, 2019, it is not too early to be thinking about the 2021 Lightning International Master & World Championships in North America!
The most recent IM&WC this past November in Salinas, Ecuador attracted entrants from eleven different countries and the Salinas Yacht Club lived up to its reputation from the 1975 and 1999 World Championships. The 2015 IM&WC at the Buffalo Canoe Club set the North American bar pretty high, but knowing this Class as I do, I am sure there is a club in North America with the fleet and district support necessary to meet the challenge and put on a first class International Master and World Championship events!
So, put your best team together and construct a bid for this prestigious international event!
Bids for the 2021 International Master and World Championships will be accepted by the Class Office up until 12/31/2018.
A Bid Review Committee of 5 members, none of which will be affiliated with the Clubs bidding, will review the proposals and ask for any necessary clarification between January 1, 2019 and February 15, 2019.
The Bid Review Committee will make a final presentation to the ILCA Executive Committee with recommendations no later than March 1, 2019. The Executive Committee will formally award the Championship by March 15, 2019.
I hope to see many of you in two weeks during the Southern Circuit!
ILCA VP Worlds