- Per the ILCA Document Governing All Sanctioned Lightning Class Championships, ARTICLE VIII Section 2 restricts advertising to hulls only. In addition, there shall be no penalty for breaking this ILCA restriction for advertising on personal equipment as described in ISAF Regulation 20.3.1. This policy shall apply to all sanctioned 2013 ILCA Championships. Policy adopted by Executive Committee May 29, 2013.
- It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Francis William Temme Jr., May 28, 2013. He was a longtime member of Fleet 196, Surf City YC on Long Beach Island, NJ. He is survived by his wife Judy and sons, Mark and Andy. The entire family along with Andy's wife Julie and kids were able to visit with him all weekend. The service will be held in Gettysburg PA. Date of of service and more details will be posted soon.
- It is with great sadness that we share the passing of George Nickels. He passed away Monday, May 20th after fighting a short illness with cancer. Many of you will remember how kind, helpful and fun George was. Please keep the Nickels family in your thoughts and prayers. Obituary, funeral arrangements and on-line tribute.
- It is with great sadness we share the passing of Martha "Marty" Fisher. Marty was married to past ILCA president, George Fisher and mother to Greg and Matt and their sister Gayle. They spent their honeymoon at the Lightning Southern Circuit and continued to sail in the class until Georges passing in 2008. For more information on services or to leave a message on her tribute wall please see her full obituary.
- Executive Committee Ruling regarding qualification ratio for North American Championship is amended to 1:1.
- Executive Committee Ruling regarding qualification ratio for North American Championship is 3:1
- It is with sadness that we share the passing of Dr. George P. Glenn. Dr. Glenn was an avid Lightning sailor who taught both his son Gidge and John Parker how to crew on his Lightning "Peaches" which was named for his third crew, his wife Lillian. After racing many years with Fleet #99, Dr. Glenn along with three other Lightning sailors decided to create a new Lightning Fleet (#430) at the Ocean City Yacht Club in the late 60's. He helped to create one of the strongest Lightning fleets in the South Jersey area. Dr. Glenn will be missed by his many friends and especially by his two sons Gidge and Jimmy Glenn.