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Date: 12/8/2021
Subject: Flash Blast: NEW Inventory Class Store, World Masters Registration Reminder, SA Championship...
From: International Lightning Class Association

FlashBlast - December 8, 2021 
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.

The Class Store is OPEN And STOCKED!! 
It's time to SHOP, SHOP, SHOP!!
Shop NOW to get the size/color you need or want.
Some styles are limited in size or color and will not be available for re-order once sold out. 
IF you would like any items by Christmas you MUST ORDER by this Sunday, DECEMBER 12th at 6pm Eastern. I will be out of the office the week of December 13th for the South American Championship. Any orders received after this date will be shipped out the week of December 20th. 
Shirt Rack
Tie-Dye Adult Tee
Digi Camo Tech Shirt
Royal Hoodie
Raglan Tee
New Hats Include - Bucket Hats, Sun Block Hats, Trucker Style Visors, Tie-Dyed Caps, Old Favorite Trucker Hats. Plus new inventory in stock on nearly all the regular favorites.
New Shirts include 17, yes 17 NEW Styles of Shirts!! Cotton Tees- both short and long sleeved, Tech Shirts with and without hoods, short sleeved and long sleeved. New youth styles.
Warm Hooded Sweatshirts and Micro-Fleece Quarter Zip Pullovers Available. 
All Belt sizes In Stock!
Shop Early For Best Selections!

South American Championship
2021 South American Championship
Salinas, Ecuador - December 15-18
Boats from Colombia and Peru have arrived in Ecuador! A press conference with the sponsors, commodore and other officials took place today. The action has started! Racing starts this weekend with the Salinas-Tomine Challenge. This is an annual regatta between Colombian and Ecuadorian Teams. Then next week the South American Championship begins with 22 Teams representing ARG, CHI, COL, ECU, PER and USA registered. See Who's Coming Watch for updates from Salinas over the next week.  
ECU Sailing
Salinas Yacht Club
Produbanco Sponsor

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2022 World Championships - Carolina YC, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA
  • Reminder: Registration will be limited to the first 80 boats. Registration will open on December 15, 2021 at 0900 Eastern on Yachtscoring. Please see NOR for full details. The World Master's Championship - May 12-16, 2022. The Notice of Race is posted. This regatta is an Open event for Lightning Class Members who turn 55 (skipper) and total combined age of crew 130+ by December 31, 2022.  Sign up today on the Who's Coming List to stay up to date on all information. 

  •  A schedule of events has been posted for both the World Master's and World Championships. 

  • The World Championship will take place May 16 - 21, 2022 and Country Allocations have been posted along with deadlines for notice of participation. The first Country Deadline is January 1, 2022. Contact your Country Vice President for more information on individual Country Qualifications. 

  • A World Championships Promotional Video has been released. A special thank you to fellow Class Member Bryan Burke for helping to put this together.
  • Interested in being a sponsor for the event? Contact Pierce Barden at:

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The Youth Worlds is coming soon!!!
The 2022 Harken Blockheads Youth Worlds is scheduled for July 5-10, 2022 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin,  USA.  Please help us reach our goal of 8 countries in 2022!!  If you are a young sailor born in the year 2002 or later and you are interested in attending, contact your Country VP.   If you are a country VP or involved with youth in your country and you haven't seen or responded to the recent email from  Debbie Probst at DKProbst@gmail.complease  reach out to her.   (US youth who sailed their qualifier in August have been contacted.  If you missed this communication, please reach out to Debbie)

Youth Worlds 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

Sanford Sailfest Regatta - Steve Hayden, Amy Simonsen, Kurban Ali

Please check the 2021 Results - if your summer regatta results are not posted please re-send to the Class Office for posting. 
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: 
Registration Open for: Sanford's Jan. Skegs and Kegs Regatta, February's - St Pete NOOD. World Master's Opens December 15, 2021 and watch for Southern Circuit Regattas to open soon. 
Click on the event for more info or 
See Event Calendar for More Events or to add your event!
If you need help listing your events please contact Laura in the Class Office. 
** If your regatta is canceled or postponed please let the Class Office know immediately so we can adjust the event calendar and get notification out. 
This event was moved to Salinas YC, Ecuador with the new dates of 15-18 December.
Third stop on the FL Winter Series and FL District Championship.
3 Days of Racing in St Pete. Final Regatta of FL Winter Series!
Includes a Master's Winter Championship and first Part of the Southern Circuit.
2nd leg of the Southern Circuit
World Master's are back in North America and open to skippers 55+ with a total combined team of 130+ by 12/31/22. Wrightsville Beach offers fantastic ocean racing.
World's are back in North America. Wrightsville Beach offers fantastic ocean racing.

2022 Publication Schedule 
Flashes Newsletter
March 1 Publication - February 11th deadline
June 1 Publication - May 16th deadline
September 1 Publication - Aug 15th deadline
December 1 Publication - November 11th 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) or as needed 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.

International Lightning Class Association
Laura Jeffers, Executive Secretary
(727) 942-7969

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