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Lightning Class Association
Date: 8/29/2022
Subject: North American Championship - Late Registration Fee after Sept 1st - Register TODAY!
From: International Lightning Class Association

There are 3 days left to sign up for the Lightning North American Championship before the fees go up.   Come to Sayville YC on Long Island to experience the one of the best sailing venues on the East Coast. The racing venue is a 5 minute sail from the Club!
J/24 World Champion Keith Whittemore had this to say on Sayville Everybody said this is one of the greatest places to sail in the United States. It's an unbelievable venue, and the sailing is extraordinary. Perfect races!”

Don’t miss out, sign up today!!

2022 North American Championship
September 14-18, 2022
Sayville Yacht Club - Blue Point, NY

3 days of beautiful fall racing (Friday - Sunday) - Please register if you are planning to attend. This regatta serves as qualifier for future events. See below for details. 

2023 Panam Games - Country Qualifying Event
2 Boats/Countries will qualify at the North American Championship. 
Teams must sail in the MIXED Configuration - the 3-person crew must be comprised of 1 Male and 2 Females hailing from the same country. To date ARG and Host Country CHI have qualified for the Santiago 2023 Panam Games which will be held October 25 – November 5, 2023. The Sailing Events will be held in Algarrobo at the Cofradia Nautica del Pacifico. This is approximately 105 km west of Santiago, Chile.

Full 2023 Panam Games Sailing Qualification System

2023 World Championship Qualifier for US Sailors
The 2022 North American Championship will serve as the US Qualifier for the 2023 World Championship that will be held in November 27- December 3, 2023 Venue TBA, Cartagena, Colombia. US skippers will qualify in order of finish. Should this procedure fail to produce the number of qualifiers to which the Area is entitled, unused slots may be assigned by the Executive Committee. The exact number of US slots will be announced according to the Document Governing, but it is anticipated that 18 slots will be available to US Sailors.
US Sailors:
If you are interested in sailing the NAs but missed your District Qualifying event please contact the Class Office  for options to qualify. For those sailors that still have your District Championship coming up, use this as a remember to register for your District Championship if you are planning to sail in the North American Championship.   

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