In accordance with the Document Governing All Sanctioned Lightning Class Championships, specific to Articles Governing All Lightning Class World Championships: Article V Entries, the following allocations have been made for the 2013 ILCA World Championship at the Club Velico Castiglionese in Castiglione del lago, Italy June 7-14, 2013.
North America: 22 Total
CAN - 2 (2 confirmed: Peter Hall, Larry MacDonald)
2* - Declined
18 (see USA Qualifiers)
South America: 17 Total
4 (2 confirmed: Mario Buckup)
CHI - 3
5 (3 confirmed: Felipe Robles, Alejandro Perez, Cristobal Perez)
3 - Declined
3 - Declined
Europe: 17 Total
8 (7 confirmed: Lauri Hemming, Kimmo Aromaa, Henry Elfving, Markku Paloma, Rose Hartman, Samppa J. Salminen and Timo Lipas)
GRE - 2* (2 confirmed: Nick Vazakas, Iannis Pangakis) (3rd slot probable)
3* (Plus 2 additional for Host Country see below; A total of 5) (5 confirmed: Roberto Giacalone, Renzo Bozzi, Francesco de Regis, Mario Forgione, Sergio Rustichelli - plus 2 additional requested and confirmed: Vito Tripoli, Daniele Sepiacci )
3 (1 confirmed - Urs Wyler)
Asia, Africa, Oceania: 6 Total
3 (1 confirmed: Edwards)
NIG - 3 (3 confirmed: Mike Barnes, Nolan O’Neal, Gary Schwantz)
None at this time. New Countries please inquire with the Class Office.
*Country VP or District Commodore must contact the Class Office before these allocations may be used.
In addition, the following are eligible to enter and shall not count towards their Area’s quota:
The Defending Champion - Tito Gonzalez, CHI - confirmed
The current World Youth Champion - Adam MacDonald, CAN
The International Masters Champion at the time entries are due for the World
Championship - Claus Biekarck, BRA
The current Vice President, Worlds - David Starck, USA - confirmed
The current ILCA President - John Faus, USA
The host country shall be entitled to two (2) entries over and above the Area's quota - ITA
Three (3) additional entries that may be selected by the Executive Committee from
Countries not otherwise represented to foster or expand Lightning interest in those Countries
In an effort to make sure as many sailors as possible may participate in the 2013 World Championships, Country VP's or District Commodores please contact the Class Office by December 1, 2012 with how many slots your Country will be using or if your Country has more interest than alloted slots.
Additional slots may be granted as if they are unused slots by other Countires or Areas.
As of April 1, 2013, there are 12 additional slots available. Please contact the Class Office if your Country requests any additional slots. These additional slots are filled according to ILCA Document Governing, Articles pertaining to the World Championship, Article V-Entries, Section 3- Secondary Selection.
Any Qualifying Championship must be free from discrimination and be open to every Active and Life member of his or her Area or Country. Scoring in such races shall be computed exclusively on the basis of eligible entries belonging to the particular Area or Country holding the series. Method of selection within each Country rests with that Country.
Charter Boats may be available by the host Country. Please contact the Class Office for more information.