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Lightning Class Association
Date: 6/28/2018
Subject: 30+ boats this weekend at Keuka! Don't miss out!
From: International Lightning Class Association

Celebrate the CNY District Championship, the Classic Boat Get Together and 50 Years of the

Champagne Regatta  !
Get in your LIGHTNING and SAIL!

CNY District Championship

50th Annual Champagne Regatta

Annual Classic Boat Get Together
Fleet 252 and Keuka Yacht Club 
Hammondsport, NY
June 30- July 1

We are up to 30+ boats! 

Our friend Bill Topping will again be our PRO; he has become an expert in managing multi-fleet racing on Keuka Lake over the years.

A few items to note:

  • The capstan is operational and ready to use for ramp launches
  • We’ll have 2 hosts for bridled boat launches
  • Camping is available across the road from the Keuka Yacht Club on the 2nd & 3rd level grassed areas (follow the paved road up the hill) – Please, no camping on the lower level, water front grassed areas!
  • The Keuka Yacht Clubhouse bathrooms will be open for camper’s use after hours (external 2nd floor entrance to bathrooms)
  • Vehicles cannot be parked on the water level paved area due to needed Club member access to their boats  – Please park vehicles after launch in parking across for the Yacht Club, along the road adjacent to the Club, or on the 2nd/3rd level grassed areas across from the Club
  • The Keuka Yacht Club Liquor Permit restricts underage drinking, and drinking of any alcohol on the Club premises not purchased from or provided through the Club
  • The Club does maintain a Friday night bar menu, come hungry!
  • Regatta registration will take place on Saturday morning, 8-11 am. $100 fee for Skipper and crew provides: trophies, food, refreshments & entertainment. Extra Saturday night dinners may be purchased: adult $25, children under 12 yrs. $12, children under 5 yrs. free
  • Participants in the CNY District races must be current members of the ILCA
  • Saturday night entertainment and dinner flier particulars included below – note that Craig Thayer and Andrew Slade will be actively supporting the band!
  • Additional regatta documents may be found on the ILCA site
  • And lastly, please consider joining us at the Finger Lakes Boat Museum on Friday night

Again this year, as part of our Annual Classic Lightning Get Together, the Finger Lakes Boating Museum will open its doors for us on Friday Afternoon June 29 at 4:30.   Even if you have been before you should join us again this year.   They have a new workshop they have opened in the building across the street.  Check out the original Lightning Mold along with # 167 sitting right next to it.   And their incredible collection of classic, Sail, Power, Rowboats and Canoe’s.  Good chance you might catch a cold beverage and some snacks there as well.


FRIDAY JUNE 29, 2018

Boat arrival and setup

4:30 - Get Together at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum
Club offers Friday Night Bar Menu

8:00-11:00 AM Registration may be made in person at KYC

 11:00 AM Sailors Meeting

12:00 First Warning

Happy Hour, Discussions, and Dinner following racing


9:00 Warning Signal for First Race

The awards presentation shall follow racing


Notice of Race


Regatta Information/ See Who's Coming!- PLEASE sign up if you are planning to sail!

ADVANCE REGISTRATION Or QUESTIONS:  David Chervenic at (901) 229-3327 or 

As a reminder all competitors and CNY Fleets need to be current ILCA Members. 
Central New York District
Fleet Dues
Fleet 1 - Skaneateles Country Club
Fleet 4 - Lake Delta Yacht Club
Fleet 9 - Crescent Yacht Club
Fleet 52 - Rochester Yacht Club
Fleet 61 - Pultneyville Yacht Club
Fleet 77 - Newport Yacht Club
Fleet 108 - Great Sodus Bay
Fleet 164 - Willow Bank Yacht Club
Fleet 225 - Henderson Harbor
Fleet 252 - Keuka Lake
Fleet 338 - Galway Lake
Fleet 484 - Ithaca

Please make sure your membership and your crews are current before you get to the Districts! Check here to see who's current: Current District Membership List

If you are a Fleet Captain and want to pay your dues, please contact Laura in the Class Office. 727-942-7969

If you are a current member and are NOT SHOWING UP on the District Membership List, Use the Member Login button to log onto the ILCA Website and click on your Member Profile. Then under the  Information Heading, select "Standard Member Directory". Under General Info - Visibility - Make sure that setting is set to "Show Something" - if it is set to "Do Not List Me..." - that is why you are not being listed. 

Want to sign up your crew in advance? Use the Member Login button on the ILCA website, in your user profile, select Gift/Membership Coupons. From there you can purchase a coupon to pay for someone else's membership. Gift/Membership Coupon Instructions

Skipper/Helmsmen looking to sail in the North American Championship must qualify via their District Championship. 1:1 ratio - you must at least register for your District Championship. 


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