See your Lightning Friends or Meet New Ones!
Enjoy some Warmer Temperatures and Sunshine!
There isn't much more to say... Get your team together for the 2022 Southern Circuit!
Many are planning to use these regattas as a tune up for the Worlds coming up in May. As always, there will be good competition on the water. In addition, Nick Turney is BACK with the Mentor Program! Take this opportunity to get faster and start the season off right! For those that are curious, all of our social activities will take place OUTSIDE.
All of the important information is posted in the NOR's and On-Line Registration is LIVE for both events. Be sure to register for the Mentor Program too.
Want to join in but need a boat to sail on? Have a boat but need crew to make it happen? Add your name to the Crew Boards on each regatta page. See links below.
Southern Circuit Notice of Series
The circuit starts in St Petersburg, FL at the St Petersburg Yacht Club with the Winter Championships. Registration and boat set up begins Saturday, March 19th.
St Pete Winter Championships Yachtscoring - Official Website, NOR, Registration, etc.
Racing in St Pete will begin Sunday, March 20th and continue through Tuesday, March 22nd. The Winter Championship will include a Master's Division that will be scored separately. Qualification for the Master's Division is that the skipper must be at least 55 years old and the total combined crew age must total at least 130 as of December 31, 2022.
Wednesday, March 23rd is a travel day. Teams will make their way from St Petersburg to Miami.
Miami Mid-Winter Championship Regatta Network Event Page - NOR, On Line Registration
With our return to Miami, we are excited to announce a new host club, Coconut Grove Sailing Club. All boats will all be staged out of Regatta Park which is a 1/4 mile from the CGSC. Racing for the Mid-Winter Championship will be Thursday and Friday, March 24-25.
Mentor Program Registration
Nick Turney of Turney Sailing Services and North Sails is back and ready to help you step up your game. Participants will enjoy pre and post racing debriefs, on the water coaching and one-on-one personal analysis.
Awards and Special Recognition
Nominations for the Karl Smither Award are now being accepted. This award is presented to an individual who is a Corinthian Sailor, Lightning Enthusiast and Class Mentor. Please submit nominations via email to the Class Office.
Other awards will be presented including the Dr. Georges Peter Great Grand Master Award (75+) and the Jack Mueller Grand Master Award (65+), George Fisher Sportsmanship Award, Davis Youth Award, Humphrey Newcomer Award, Mid-Fleet Awards at both venues.
Want to get in even more sailing? Come to the St Pete NOOD Feb 17-20, 2022. Then leave your boat (and car) in St Pete until the Winter Championships start on March 19th. We have secured safe storage for just $50 a short drive from the St Pete YC. To make storage arrangements contact Laura in the Class Office.
St Pete NOOD Yachtscoring - Official Website, NOR, Registration, etc
Note that the Early Bird Entry Discount $130 ends 2359hrs on February 1. Regular Entry after that date is $205.
Have any questions? Need some help with something? Contact Laura in the Class Office, firstname.lastname@example.org