2017 News

  • 2017 Flash Blast Archive
  • Two Amendments up for vote at the March Governing Board Meeting - PASSED. Amendment A - a temporary amendment to the Document Governing All Sanctioned Lightning Class Championships. Due to space and safety concerns on and off the water at the Carolina YC, the 2017 NAC Organizing Authority has stated they can safely accomodate 70 boats. With this restriction and the estimated number of participants a temporary amendment allowing registration on a first come first serve basis up to 70 boats. Skippers will still have to qualify through their district championship before registration to the NAC is complete.

    Amendment B to the Plans and Specifications was proposed by the Technical Committee to comply with RRS and to modernize the look of the main sail. A similar amendment was proposed at the August 2016 meeting and it was referred back to committee. Note the Amendment to the Plans and Specifications - Article V - Sails, Section 75 was PASSED by the Governing Board and is pending World Sailing ratification. Update, May 31, 2017 - World Sailing made and Administrative Amendment and the final version was accepted by the Executive Committee. The Final Amendment goes into effect June 1, 2017.
  • PASAF 2019 Qualifying System And Regatta Schedule
  • 2017 Southern Circuit Survey
  • Females take charge in 2017 Boat Grant Program - Please welcome Miia Newman and her team from New Orleans, LA and Nikka Stoger and her team from Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • It is with deepest sympathy that we share the sudden passing of Beatriz de Rienzo from the Valle de Bravo Fleet 523 in Mexico. Taken too soon at just 60 she leaves behind her loving husband Aroldo and their children daughters Beatriz and Alexandria and son Aroldo Jr. Please keep the the de Rienzo Family in your thoughts and prayers. 
  • Congratulations to Larry Colantuono from Fleet 85 on winning the North Sails Jib Raffle.
  • 2017 Southern Circuit - Informational Flyer, Mentor Program is Back! Sign up today! Karl Smither Award nominations are due by Feb 28th.
  • District and Fleet Building Article - Ideas from Class Survey
  • 2017 World Championship Country Allocation
  • 8 Bells: Lyla Bogardus. The Lightning Family sends sympathy to the entire Bogardus Family. Young Lyla's attitude and courage is an inspiration to all. Love for Lyla
  • Fleet Building 101 - Article by Kevin Morin from the MI District with in put from over 100 Class Members.
  • Boat Grant applications for the 2017 Season are now being accepted. Applications and proposals are due on January 31, 2017. Help us spread the word on this great program and help someone from your area APPLY! Click here For More Information or a flyer to hang at your club.