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Harken Blockheads Youth World Championship

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ILCA Youth Worlds July 6-10, 2022

Sheboygan, Wisconsin  USA

Skippers and crew must be no older than 20; to clarify Skippers and crew may not turn twenty-one (21) years old during the year of the Championship. 

(For the 2022 Youth Worlds, all competitors must have a birth date in the year 2002 or later)

Selection Deadlines

February 1, 2022: Each Lightning National Class Association or National Authority shall inform the ILCA class office of the number of boats it intends to enter.

 February 15, 2022: If a Lightning National Class Association or National Authority can not fill its two boat quota, those available slots will be reallocated to interested countries.

March 15, 2022: Each Lightning National Class Association or National Authority shall inform the ILCA class office of the specific competitors that will represent their country.

 April 15, 2022:  Completed registration forms must be returned with the entry fee and damage deposit to the ILCA class office 


Qualification Notice and Deadlines

August 4-7, 2021 - 2021 Junior Lightning North American Championship, Pymatuning Yacht Club
The four US skippers from the Junior division, having the best scores among those born on or after 1/1/02, and who are willing and able to represent the US, shall be named the US entrants for the 2022 Harken Blockheads Lightning World Youth Championship Regatta. As a clarification, neither the skipper nor crew can turn 21 years old in the year they sail the 2022 World Youth Championship. 

Other Countries, please check with your Country VP, local District Commodore or the ILCA Class Office. 

Country VP's to post your qualifying regatta(s) please notify the ILCA Class Office. 

The 2022 Lightning Youth World Championship will be held at Sail Sheboygan with assistance from Fleet 187, The Midwest District and Sheboygan Yacht Club.  The Organizing Team is looking forward to hosting 20 (possibly more) Teams. 

Expected Weather Conditions
Daytime high air temperatures in July average 80 degrees with the nightly low in the 60’s. Lake Michigan’s cool water temperature and warm summer days provide reliable and predictable southerly thermal breezes that range from 5-17 knots. Daily and historical wind speed and direction and air temperatures are available through a NOAA National Data Buoy Center maintained at the Sheboygan Harbor Lighthouse. The data can be found at Wave height is generally determined by wind direction and velocity and is generally 1-2 feet but may range from 0 to 6 feet. Current is minimal.
Visit Sail Sheboygan Website for more information:

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 to Saturday, July 9, 2022
Sheboygan Yacht Club
Sheboygan Yacht Club
214 Pennsylvania Avenue
Sheboygan, WI  53081
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jason Bemis
Regatta Chair
Debbie Probst
VP Youth Worlds
World Championship
Registration is temporarily unavailable
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Country slots are outlined in the ILCA Document Governing All Sanctioned Lightning Class Championships.

This regatta requires ILCA Membership.
Attendees pay for their own charges
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