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Lightning Class Association
Date: 2/20/2020
Subject: Flash Blast - Southern Circuit, Youth Worlds, NAs NOR and more!
From: International Lightning Class Association

FlashBlast - February 20, 2020 
Single advertisements are available for each Flash Blast. Inquire about packages that include Website Advertising. For more information or to reserve your spot please contact Laura in the Class Office or at 727-942-7969.

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Notice of Race Posted
2020 North American Championship! 
Save the date!  August 9-15
NA participants will need to qualify through their 2020 District Championship Regatta. 
Registration will open March 1st and will be limited to the first 100 boats that meet the eligibility requirement as stated in the NOR. 
This regatta will serve as the US qualifier for the 2021 World Championship that is scheduled for May 13-22, 2021, Carolina Yacht Club, Wrightsville Beach, NC. 

Southern Circuit
24 Boats are registered for St Pete so far -
we know of MANY MORE that are planning to come.
NOW is the time to REGISTER!! 
Winter Championship & Master Winter Championship:
St Petersburgh Yacht Club, St Petersburgh, FL March 21-25, 2020

Deep South Regatta:
Savannah Yacht Club, Savannah, GA March 26-28, 2020

Southern Circuit - Notice of Series

Saturday, March 21st - Registration, Governing Board Meeting, Annual Winter Meeting and Welcome Party
Sunday, March 22nd - Racing
Monday, March 23rd - Racing (note SPYC Closed - "Dock" Party at the Sailing Center after sailing
Tuesday, March 24th - Racing - Banquet
Wednesday, March 25th - Racing concludes, Awards at the Sailing Center after racing. 
Thursday, March 26th - Travel Day - Drive to Savannah YC ~ 6 hour Drive. Registration TBA 
Friday, March 27th - Racing - Regatta Dinner 
Saturday, March 28th - Racing Concludes, Awards after racing. 

Winter Championship NOR is posted! Click on this link for NOR information and ON-LINE Registration! Information about Hotel Block Reserved at the Hampton Inn - Deadline to reserve under the block is Feb 21. 

Deep South NOR is posted and Registration 
is LIVE!  Click on this link for more information or to Register today!
Turney Sailing Services

Southern Circuit
Mentor Program
Nick Turney is BACK! 

  • Morning Weather Briefing and Tips for the Day
  • Assigned Mentor
  •  On The Water Coaching
  • What Else Do You Get? -  Daily De-briefs and Flash Drive with photos of your team!
Click here for more information or to Register   - Pre-Registration is required - don't delay, sign up today!
Winter Meeting Notice
 A Governing Board Meeting will take place on Saturday, March 21 at 1230 at the St Petersburgh Yacht Club. 
No items are up for vote.
 The Annual Winter Meeting of Members will take place on Saturday, March 21 at the St Petersburgh Yacht Club, immediately following the Competitors Meeting at 5:30pm in the Ballroom. 
No items are up for vote at this time.  
If you would like to be added to the agenda or if you have something to share during either meeting, please send a request or short written report to Class Secretary Jeffers or contact Class President Hugh Hutchison at

Harken Blockheads Lightning Youth World Championship

June 27- July 1, 2020

We currently have commitments from 6 countries:

Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and United States

Argentina, Greece and Peru are probable.

Notice of Race is now posted! 


Selection Deadlines


 - March 15, 2020: 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, 2020:  Completed registration forms must be returned with the entry fee and damage deposit to the ILCA class office.


Stay up to date on the Youth Worlds check out and subscribe to the Youth Worlds Blog

* Brazil is holding it's Youth Qualifiers in a few weeks and there are 7 teams participating! 3 will be representing BRA in Sheboygan. 
*Ecuador just held a Youth Clinic this past weekend with 6 Skippers Sailing. 

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30th Anniversary Salinas Tomine Regatta
With consistency Team Uscategui wins the 30th Annual Regatta. Team Team Santos wins race 5 to solidify second and Team Tamayo won race 6 to move into third. Team Jacob finished just a few points back for fourth. Team Lecaro rounded out the top 5. Paula Douat was the top female and Matias Castillo was the youngest sailor. Great racing in Colombia! The 30th Anniversary Series will continue in May 2020 in Salinas, Ecuador. Full Results

Helly Hensen St Petersburg NOOD
Team Starck wins Lightning division and was selected as the overall NOOD Champion! This was great publicity for the Lightnings. Lightnings were also the largest one design class represented in the regatta with 23 boats. Team Faude won a tie breaker for 2nd over Tanner Probst and his team. This was a great conclusion to the Florida Winter Series and prelude to the Southern Circuit in March. Full Results 
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Florida Winter Series: Veggie Sub Wins Overall
Team Proctor wins the FL Winter Series with just 9 points. Team Bauman moved into second after the 4th and final regatta. Team Schneider finishes third. 44 teams participated in the series!

Recent Regatta Results
Florida Winter Series - Ched Proctor, Hal Gilreath, Monica Morgan, Greiner Hobbs, Christine Moloney, Jackie Morrison
St. Pete Helly Hansen NOOD - David Starck, Thomas Starck, Jenna Probst
30th Anniversary Salinas Tomine Regatta - Santiago Uscategui, Jochen Raute, Armando Garcia
New Years Skegs and Kegs Regatta - Ched Proctor, Monica Morgan, Greiner Hobbs
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!
Includes a Master's Winter Championship and Part of the Southern Circuit.
Final stop of the 2020 Southern Circuit! Lightnings are headed back to Savannah!
Leave your boat after the Southern Circuit!
Join VISA Sailing Club for the 9th Annual Moonshine Regatta held on Smith Mountain Lake in Southwest Virginia! Tight racing, a beautiful springtime setting, and one of the best socials in the class are waiting!
Start the season with springtime inland lake sailing
Come tune-up your skills for the 2020 season! This is a great one-day regatta to shake off the rust!
Great Spring event to help you get tuned up for the season! Cool breezes, warm friendships and hot competition! We're especially excited to be hosting the WJM's in August, so join us and see what PYC is all about!
Come join us at the best Lightning

NEW Class Store Item!
Long sleeve adult hooded tech shirts! Available in Royal Blue or Athletic Gray. $40 each. Also available in Ladies (Blue or Pink). Also, Cotton Short Sleeved TEES and BELTS are ALL IN STOCK! Check out the Class Store Today!
Long Sleeve Hooded Tech

2020 Publication Schedule

Flashes Newsletter

May 1 Publication - April 10th deadline 

August 1 Publication - July 10th deadline

November 1 Publication - October 10th deadline 

Flash Blasts

Monthly E-mail Blasts on the 15th of each month. 

Deadline is 7 days prior to the e-mail date. 

During busier months (June, July and August) we will also add a second monthly blast on the 1st of each month. 

Please send your submissions to the Class Office -

If you would like to advertise in these publications please contact Executive Secretary Laura Jeffers at (727) 942-7969 or via the above email.

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