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Lightning Class Association
Date: 11/26/2021
Subject: Flash Blast: Bertie Werley joins Executive Committee, South American Champ, Worlds Updates......
From: International Lightning Class Association

FlashBlast - November 26, 2021 
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Bertie Werley
Governing Board - 5th Executive Committee Election:
Per the Constitution, the Governing Board voted Bertie Werley to serve on the Executive Committee as the 5th Executive Committee Member for the 2021-2022 Term.
Welcome Bertie!
"I’m honored to have been selected as a member of the ILCA Executive Committee and look forward to contributing to the best of my ability.  My sailing career began in Lightnings in 1976 at Leatherlips Yacht Club in Columbus, OH when I was a senior in college, and has continued as a member of Pymatuning Yacht Club for nearly 35 years.   I’m very excited to be serving with the most excellent team of Bill, Joe, David, Julio and Laura, and I’m pretty sure I’ll learn so much that I’ll  end up coming away with more than I give!  Thanks so much for this opportunity!" ~ Bertie

South American Championship
2021 South American Championship
Salinas, Ecuador - December 15-18
Action is heating up in the South America. Brazil, Chile and Ecuador all just completed their National Championships. 22 Teams representing ARG, CHI, COL, ECU, PER and USA are currently registered for the South American Championships. See Who's Registered Watch for updates from Salinas over the next few weeks. 
Racing will kick off in Salinas with the Salinas-Tomine Challenge December 11 & 12. This regatta brings teams from COL and ECU together each year. After Covid postponed the regatta earlier this year, the re-match will happen just prior to the South American Championship. 
ECU Sailing
Salinas Yacht Club
Produbanco Sponsor

Harken Blockheads Youth Worlds Logo
The Youth Worlds is coming soon!!!
The 2022 Harken Blockheads Youth Worlds is scheduled for July 5-10, 2022 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin,  USA.  Please help us reach our goal of 8 countries in 2022!!  If you are a young sailor born in the year 2002 or later and you are interested in attending, contact your Country VP.   If you are a country VP or involved with youth in your country and you haven't seen or responded to the recent email from  Debbie Probst at DKProbst@gmail.complease  reach out to her.   (US youth who sailed their qualifier in August have been contacted.  If you missed this communication, please reach out to Debbie)

Worlds Logo
2022 World Championships - Carolina YC, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA
  • A schedule of events has been posted for both the World Master's and World Championships. 

  • The World Master's Championship - May 12-16, 2022. The Notice of Race is posted. This regatta is an Open event for Lightning Class Members who turn 55 (skipper) and total combined age of crew 130+ by December 31, 2022.  Sign up today on the Who's Coming List to stay up to date on all information. Please note Registration will be limited to the first 80 boats. Registration will open on December 15, 2021 at 0900 Eastern on Yachtscoring. Please see NOR for full details. 

  • The World Championship will take place May 16 - 21, 2022 and Country Allocations have been posted along with deadlines for notice of participation. The first Country Deadline is January 1, 2022. Contact your Country Vice President for more information on individual Country Qualifications. 

  • A World Championships Promotional Video has been released. A special thank you to fellow Class Member Bryan Burke for helping to put this together.
  • Interested in being a sponsor for the event? Contact Pierce Barden at:

2023 North American Championship - Call for Bids - Deadline Extended to February 1, 2022
Bids are now being accepted to host the 2023 North American Championships. 
We are looking for one host that can hold the Women's, Junior and Master's North American Championships during the first or second week in August for 1-2 days of measurement/practice race and 3 days of racing.
We are looking for another host (or the same) that can hold the North American Championship either back to back or within a week of the WJM's. The time frame for the NAC is 2 day(s) for measurement/practice race and then 3-5 days of racing depending on racing schedule.
If you are interested in putting in a bid, please contact VP North American Championships, Josh Goldman or the Class Office for more specifics on racing schedule and proposed dates.
Deadline for bids has been extended to February 1, 2022. Announcement expected by April 1, 2022.

King's Day Regatta - Jeff Hayden, Mitch Powell, Jackie Morrison
Brazilian National Championship - Claudio Biekarck, Gunnar Ficker, Marcelo B da Silva
 Hampton Fall Fling - No Racing, but a fabulous report was submitted about the weekend.
Jubilee Regatta - Marvin Beckmann, Monica Morgan, Andrew Brennan
Midlands Regatta - Will Sloger and Team

Please check the 2021 Results - if your summer regatta results are not posted please re-send to the Class Office for posting. 
Please be sure to submit your results with CREW NAMES to the Class Office. If you have a short summary and a few photos even better! If your regatta isn't listed here - be sure to add the event to the ILCA Event Calendar and send in results after the regatta!

Upcoming Regattas: 
Click on the event for more info or 
See Event Calendar for More Events or to add your event!
If you need help listing your events please contact Laura in the Class Office. 
** If your regatta is canceled or postponed please let the Class Office know immediately so we can adjust the event calendar and get notification out. 
Second stop on the FL Winter Series
This event was moved to Salinas YC, Ecuador with the new dates of 15-18 December.
Third stop on the FL Winter Series and FL District Championship.
3 Days of Racing in St Pete. Final Regatta of FL Winter Series!
Includes a Master's Winter Championship and first Part of the Southern Circuit.
2nd leg of the Southern Circuit
World Master's are back in North America and open to skippers 55+ with a total combined team of 130+ by 12/31/22. Wrightsville Beach offers fantastic ocean racing.
World's are back in North America. Wrightsville Beach offers fantastic ocean racing.

2022 Publication Schedule 
Flashes Newsletter
March 1 Publication - February 11th deadline
June 1 Publication - May 16th deadline
September 1 Publication - Aug 15th deadline
December 1 Publication - November 11th deadline
Flash Blasts

Monthly E-mail Blasts on the 15th of each month. 

Deadline is 7 days prior to the e-mail date. 

During busier months (June, July and August) or as needed we will also add a second monthly blast on the 1st of each month. 

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If you would like to advertise in these publications please contact Executive Secretary Laura Jeffers at (727) 942-7969 or via the above email.

International Lightning Class Association
Laura Jeffers, Executive Secretary
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