Lightning Class Association Membership

Lightning Boats
Membership dues are good for 11 months after the month you joined. So regardless to when you join your membership is good for 1 year. For example join in February and your membership is good through January 31 of the following year. All money paid to I.L.C.A. as dues in excess of the regular dues for Active Members, Associate Members, and Crew Members shall be charitable contributions to the I.L.C.A.

Your membership directly supports the daily communication between 150 fleets and nearly 1,800 members spread out over 10 different countries. This includes developing and maintaining the class web site and publishing the Flashes newsletter and our electronic information updates, Flash Blasts! Please make sure we have your current e-mail and postal addresses. 
  • $20 in excess will qualify for Contributing Membership
  • $50 in excess will qualify for Supporting Membership
  • $100 in excess will qualify for Donor Membership
  • $500 or more in excess will qualify for Benefactor Membership
  • Donations at the Supporting Membership level and higher will receive a Gold Circle, a special decal which goes over your regular boat decal, to acknowledge your generous support of the ILCA

Lightnings on the Water
Active Membership — $55.00

Secure Membership Form

May only be held by an owner, part owner, a bona fide leasee (on record at ILCA Headquarters), a Service Fleet representative, or a member of a club which maintains a Club Lightning. He or she may skipper in any sanctioned or non-sanctioned race or regatta. An Active Member may hold office and vote. Active Members receive the Class newsletter Flashes via email. Copy of the printed newsletter may be purchased in addition to membership.
Lightnings on the Water
Associate Membership — $30.00

Secure Membership Form


Must be a non-owner of a Lightning yacht. He or she may be enrolled as part of the crew of a specific yacht and may skipper in any non-sanctioned race or regatta. An Associate Member cannot hold office or vote. Associate Members receive Flashes via email . Copy of the printed Yearbook may be purchased in addition to membership.

Lightnings on the Water
Crew Membership — $10.00

Secure Membership Form

Must be a non-owner of a Lightning yacht. He or she may be enrolled as part of the crew of a specific yacht. A Crew Member cannot hold office or vote. Crew Members receive Flashes via email. Copy of the printed Yearbook may be purchased in addition to membership.


If crew have not been selected at the time Owner/Skipper makes remittance, Skipper may pay Crew Dues and crew card(s) will be issued to the Skipper.

It is suggested that Skippers pay for crew at this time.

Make your checks payable (in US Currency) to International Lightning Class Association and mail to:

International Lightning Class Association

1528 Big Bass Drive

Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689 USA

Be sure to include your name, address, phone, fax (if you have one), email (if you have it), boat number and boat name (if you have one), fleet (if you're affiliated), and district or sailing waters.