|Automatic Slot||VP Worlds||Yes||David Starck|
|re-sent 10/1||Declined||Jody Lutz|
|re-sent 10/1||Declined||Matt Fisher|
|1||re-sent 10/1||Yes||Allan Terhune, Jr.|
|2||re-sent 10/1||Yes||Todd Wake|
|3||re-sent 10/1||Yes||Justin Coplan|
|4||re-sent 10/1||Yes||Ched Proctor|
|re-sent 10/1||Declined||Keith Taboada|
|re-sent 10/1||Declined||Debbie Probst|
|5||re-sent 10/1||Yes||William Brown|
|6||re-sent 10/1||Yes||Ryan Ruhlman|
|7||re-sent 10/1||Yes||Josh Goldman|
|re-sent 10/1||Declined||Marvin Beckmann|
|re-sent 10/1||Declined||Eric Oetgen|
|re-sent 10/1||Declined||Jed Dodge|
|8||re-sent 10/1||Yes||Jeff Coppens|
|re-sent 10/1||Declined||William Faude|
|re-sent 10/1||Declined||Robert Wardwell|
|9||re-sent 10/1||Yes||Rob Ruhlman|
|re-sent 10/1||Declined||Lenny Krawcheck|
|sent 10/15||Declined||Lawrence Frost|
|10||sent 10/15||Yes||Steven Davis|
|11||sent 10/15||Yes||Jamie Simmons|
|sent 10/18||Declined||John Werley|
|sent 10/18||Declined||Connor Godfrey|
|12||sent 10/19||Yes||Thomas Allen|
|sent 10/22||Declined||Charlie Wardwell|
|sent 10/23||Declined||Tim Werley|
|sent 10/23||Declined||Pierce Barden|
|13||sent 10/30||Yes||Clarke Newman|
|sent 10/30||Declined||Maegan Ruhlman|
|sent 10/30||Declined||Stephen Cox|
|sent 11/1||Declined||Robert Bernhardt|
|sent 11/1||Declined||Callender Herman. Jr|
|sent 11/7||Declined||Karen Dial|
|sent 11/7||Declined||Philip Lange|
|Declined||Robert Harkrider, Jr|
|sent 11/8||Declined||Will Tyner|
|sent 11/13||Declined||Per Huffeldt|
|sent 11/13||Declined||Jonathan Lange|
|14||sent 11/15||Yes||Tom Sutton|
|15||sent 11/26||Yes||Richard Hallagan|
|16||sent 11/26||Yes||David Spira|
|17||sent 11/26||Yes||Scott Finkboner|
The 2013 Lightning World Championship will be held in Castiglione del lago, Italy, June 7-14, 2013. Those skippers who participated and/or registered for the 2012 North American Championship may be eligible to attend. As of now those that finished in the top 18 (of US competitors) at the NA's have qualified and have been given an invitation. These skippers must report their intention by October 19th. As slots become available we will continue to move down through the list with invitations. We anticipate that several will not accept, as well as we believe that North America will receive additional slots.
In order to facilitate the process we are asking everyone if they were invited would they attend.
Here is some information that might be helpful in making your decision:
The host Club will be Club Velico Castiglionese (CVC) and the regatta will take place June 7-14, 2013. The European andInternational Masters Championships will be run at the same time from June 3-7, 2013.
If you do plan to attend, the ILCA will require a non-refundable $1000.00 deposit by November 19th. Additional deposits, to cover shipping and entry fee will also be required at later dates (schedule below) to keep your place. These additional deposits will be refundable, if you decide later not to go, to the extent your withdrawal does not financially impact others. (For example, a replacement could not be found and a container is shipped with only three boats.) If you are not shipping a boat through the ILCAprogram some additional deposits will be required to keep your place (see below), they will be less than those shipping with ILCAand they will be refundable if you go or if you do not to the extent your withdrawal does not financially impact others.
If you tell us you are not participating or do not make a deposit on time you will still be eligible to go, but you will be put at the back of the line.
Boats will be shipped by mid April and will return sometime in mid to late July. You should anticipate boats being back in the USA for the 2013 North Americans in CT.
You should anticipate that shipping will cost roughly $3,000 and charter boats will be limited at best. ILCA has asked the Organizing Committee if there are charter boats available that South Americas and other foreign Countries be given priority.
Please email Laura Jeffers as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org and state whether you are interested in going and would like to be part of the ILCA shipping program.
Deadline and Deposit Schedule:
October 19th- Response due from all US participants in the top 18 from the North Americans. As slots become available, additional invitations will be sent.
November 19th -- $1000 deposit due into the ILCA.
December 15th--$1000 additional due for those shipping with ILCA
February 15th --$1000 additional due for those shipping with ILCA
April 1-approximately $500 due for Regatta Entry Fee (Exact amount TBD)
For More Information Contact:
David Starck, VP Worlds
Laura Jeffers, ILCA Secretary
email@example.com or (727) 942-7969