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Lightning Class Association
Date: 6/26/2019
Subject: Flash Blast - North American Championships Announcements, World Championships, Eight Bells and more!
From: International Lightning Class Association

FlashBlast - June 26, 2019 
Single advertisements are available for each Flash Blast. For more information or to reserve your spot please contact Laura in the Class Office or at 727-942-7969.

Classic Boats at Keuka
One of the largest regattas to date this summer in North America will be happening this weekend - June 29-30. Close to 40 boats are heading to Hammondsport, NY this weekend for the Champagne Regatta and Classic Boat Get Together! This will be one of the largest Classic Boat Gatherings in years. If you can pull it off, jump in the car and make you way to Keuka Yacht Club. More Information

You are invited to the
 Atlantic Coast Championship!
Susquahanna Yacht Club and Fleet 253 located in Wrightsville, PA invite you to sail on the beautiful Susquahanna River's Lake Clarke! Please join us July 13-14, 2019. The Notice of Race is posted and On-Line Registration is LIVE!
Register Today!
Susquahanna Yacht Club

8 Bells....George Peet
It is with sadness that we share the passing of George M. Peet on Wednesday, June 19th. 

George was part of the Boyne City Yacht Club, Fleet 512 of the Michigan District. He loved skiing and sailing as well as coaching and teaching both in the northern Michigan community. Apart from the activities themselves, George’s favorite past-time was meeting new people and trying to figure if he already somehow knew them or could possibly make some type of connection to them. He always talked to everyone and seemed to know someone everywhere he went!

A dozen Lightnings, racing and drifting on Lake Charlevoix June 22nd, served as backdrop for George’s celebration of life, and his spirit was with them as they negotiated roundings and crossings.  His passing was acknowledged with a moment of silence before Saturday’s evening meal.  A few reflected on the passing of friends and lives well-lived, as the sun set over the lake.

8 Bells.... Jack Burwell
It is with sadness that we share the passing of Jack Burwell, 79, on May 11, 2019.  Jack sailed Lightnings in the New England District from both Cohasset, MA and then from South Freeport, ME and Casco Bay. He radiated positivity and courage and it was hard to be in a bad mood when you were in his presence. He will be remembered as an inspiration to many. 
 Receptions to celebrate Jack's life will be held in both Florida and Maine this summer.
 He had salt water in his veins and his hear beat on the ocean.... Read the full Obituary

North American Championships 
Junior NA's Housing Request:  - Deadline July 1! 
The Organizers at the BCC will try and accommodate housing requests from Junior NA's Participants if requested BEFORE JULY 1! 
North American Championship - Under 30 Discounted Registration Fee: Deadline July 15!
Thanks to the Limbaugh Fund and the organizers at the BCC, a special discounted entry fee ($250 - that's 50% off!) is available to the first 15 skippers Under the age of 30. Don't delay - REGISTER TODAY! 

For more information and to keep up to date on all NA's News check out and follow the North American Championship Blog!
Planning to sail the NA's in Buffalo? 
On-Line Registration for the WJM North American Championships is Live
On-Line Registration for the North American Championships is Live
2019 North American Championship Quota
The Executive Committee has announced a 1:1 quota for the North American Championship. Each US and Canadian entry shall qualify for participation in the NAC by registering in their respective District Championship Regatta. 
2020 NA's: 

Women's, Junior and Master North American Championships:
Pymatuning Yacht Club - Jamestown, PA: August 6-9, 2020
North American Championship: 
Edgewater Yacht Club - Cleveland, OH: August 9-15, 2020
Racing for WJM's will be Friday - Sunday. Racing for NAs will be Tues - Saturday. Venues are close in distance, about a 1 hour and 35 minute drive. More details on logistics will be coming shortly. 

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Thank you Finnish Lightning District and Espoo Yacht Club!
The 2019 European and World Championships were a big success. We had sailors from 13 countries representing 5 different continents participating. 19 boats were sailing with at least 2 family members aboard, 5 of those were husband/wife teams. 10 different families had 3 family members competing and 2 families had 4 members out on the water. In the World Championships we had 14 first time skippers at the helm. 5 women skippers were sailing and 3 were all female teams from Finland and all were under 30 years of age! The Flash Photo below is made up of the competitors. Congratulations to the Lightning Family for a terrific event! 
A full listing of reports and photos will be in the next blast. Congratulations to all of winners, you can see a listing below. 
People Flash Photo

MI District Championship        Mark Allan, David Corcoran, Amy Simonsen
CT/RI District ChampionshipDoug Clark, Caroline Patten, Addy White
NJ State ChampionshipRich Warren, Sue Warren, Randy Swartley 
Windshift Regatta      Kurt Andrews, Mike Mirarchi, Andy Creamer
World ChampionshipJavier Conte, Ignacio Giammona, Paula Salerno 
World Master ChampionshipChed Proctor, Bill Faude, Meredith Ryan
European Open Championship- Javier Conte, Ignacio Giammona, Paula Salerno 
European Championship- Dimitris Petikidis, Alexandros Tolis, Eleftherios Dedes
 Dixie District Championship Steve Constants, Chloe Constants, David Constants
Mississippi Valley District Championship - Gerry Paoli, Bryan Burke, Zelan Wang
Southeastern District Championship - Lenny Krawcheck, Laura Dupnick, Beau Samuelson
California District Championship - Bob Martin, Brian Genovese, Diego Escobar
Bayview One Design Regatta - Jim Allen
Canadian Pan Am Selection Regatta Richard Walsh, Alex Cox, Nikka Stoger
Ohio District ChampionshipMatt Frymier, Sarah Paisley, Ryan Anstrom/Karl Felger
Spring Classic - George Sipel, Jeff Hagman, Bryan Bahler/Adam Probst
No Gas Regatta - Doug Clark Josh Becker, Lucien Parker
Hernando Desoto Regatta - Carl Panetta, Joshua Panetta, Lynn Jones
Lake Lansing Tune-Up Regatta - Trey Rose, Allison Rose, Jeff Debrincat
Please be sure to submit your results with CREW NAMES to the Class Office. If you have a short summary and a few photos even better! If your regatta isn't listed here - be sure to add the event to the ILCA Event Calendar and send in results after the regatta!

Upcoming Regattas: 
Click on the event for more info or 
See Event Calendar for More Events or to add your event!
Come join us at the best Lightning Sailing venue in New England! Featuring Vermont's Own Halyard Brewing!! Contact Bretton Gardner with questions
51st Annual Champagne Regatta & Class Boat Get Together on beautiful Keuka Lake
The Annual FireCracker Regatta will be held this year on July 6 & 7th. The Lightning Pacific Northwest Championships will also be held the same weekend. Klamath Yacht Club is located on the shore of Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon’s largest. Upper Kla
Great Lakes Championship North Cape Yacht Club LaSalle, Michigan July 6-7, 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Date Event Time July 6, 2019 Registration at NCYC 0900 - 1100 Skippers' Meeting - 1100 Warning Signal - First Race 1230 Additional races to follow No race will start after 1700 Dinner at NCYC 1900 July 7, 2019 Continental Breakfast 0800 – 0900 Warning Signal – First Race 1000 Additional races to follow No race will start after 1300 Awards presentation at NCYC immediately after scoring and protests
Indiana District Championship, Wawasee Y.C. - Now scheduled for July 13-14. Original dates were June 22-23.
Kitsilano Yacht Club was founded in the summer of 1934 to foster amateur yachting on English Bay in Vancouver and encourage competition at the highest level. The club has been operating continuously since that date from its location near Kits pool, a
Loon Lake offers warm water and fun conditions, capped with a very pleasant BBQ at Walsh's historic cottage. Guests, crews, family and friends are all welcome. Join us.
Combined Central Atlantic and Metropolitan District Championship. Information including NOR and online registration links will be posted soon on Surf City YC website - Any questions, please contact Rich Warren at 609-709-0195 or warr
Newfound Lake in Hebron, NH

Other News: 
Frigid Digit Might not be so Frigid: 
Save the Date!  The Frigid Digit at Severn Sailing Association has moved from its traditional date of the 2nd or 3rd weekend in October to September 28-29. This is due to a scheduling conflict at SSA but could also mean that we get better weather, at least warmer, for the regatta.  Fleet 329 hopes to see you there. Please sign up on the Who's Coming List if you are planning to attend. 
2019/2020 Florida Winter Series:
It's not too early to start planning! Join us for 4 Regattas in Florida beginning November 23-24 with the King's Day Regatta in Jacksonville! Then December 7-8 and January 11-12 in Sanford and February 14-16 in St Pete. All the details can be found in this FL Winter Series Flyer.

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