2017 Lightning World Championship
Salinas, Ecuador
November 21-25, 2017
Country Allocation

Based upon the Document Governing All Sanctioned Lightning Class Championships, Articles Governing All Lightning World Championships Article V, Entries the following allocation has been calculated:

North America - 22
2- Canada - (1 Confirmed Michael Holly) (released 1 slot - used in NA pool)
2 -Mexico (1 slot held) (released 1 slot - pending NA waitlist)
18 - USA - 18 slots confirmed - wait list filled by unused NA slots

South America - 17
3- Argentina - 3 confirmed, 3 additional slots awarded
3- Brazil - 3 confirmed, no additional request
3- Chile - 3 confirmed, 5 additional slots awarded
3- Colombia - 3 confirmed, 3 additional slots awarded
5- Ecuador (3+2 additional as host country), 5 confirmed, 2 additional slots awarded, 1 additional slot requested
2- Peru - 2 confimed, 2 additional slots awarded

Europe - 17
8-Finland (3 confirmed Sakari Pesola, Laura Pesola, Lauri Hemming) (released 5 slots)
3-Greece (2 held) (released 1 slot)
3-Italy - No confimations (released 3 slots)
3-Switzerland - No confimations (released 3 slots)

AAO - 6
3- Australia (1 Confirmed Ian Edwards) (released 2 slots)
3- Nigeria (2 Confirmed Nolan O'Neal, Jan Muysken) (released 1 slot)


Each Country MUST confirm with the Class Office if they will use their allocated slots by February 1st - also any additional requests must be requested at this time.

By April 1st - Confirmation of Skipper Names to use each Country Slot must be recorded with the Class Office.

After April 1st Unconfirmed slots will be re-allocated via the Document Governing All Sanctioned Lightning Class Championships, Articles Governing All Lightning World Championships Article V, Entries.

In addition to the slots mentioned above the following individuals are extended an invitation to participate:

1
Geoff Becker The Defending Champion
1
Felipe Rondina The current World Youth Champion
David Dellenbaugh (Past Champion) The International Masters Champion at the time entries are due for the World
1
Rob Ruhlman The current Vice President, Worlds
1
Todd Wake The current ILCA President
   
1
Raul Rios (PUR) Three (3) additional entries that may be selected by the Executive Committee from Countries not otherwise represented to foster or expand
1
  Lightning interest in those Countries.
1
     
   
1
David Starck Past World Champions (Do not count toward 50% country rule)
1
Tito Gonzalez Mas
1
Mathew Fisher  
1
Jeff Linton  
1
Larry MacDonald, Jr  
1
Manfred Kaufmann  
1
David Dellenbaugh  
1
Peter Hall  
1
Manuel Gonzalez Mas  
1
William A Shore  
1
Jay Lutz  
1
Walmor Games Soares  
1
Glenn Darden  
1
Mario Buckup  

85 Possible Entries