CONTE AND PROCTOR WIN EUROPEAN AND MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

CONTE AND PROCTOR WIN EUROPEAN AND MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Racing for the 2019 Lightning Class World Masters and concluded today in Espoo Finland as Ched Proctor (USA) and Javier Conte (Argentina) won titles in their respective divisions in advance of this coming week’s ILCA World Championship.

In the open European division, Conte and his team of Nacho Giammona and María Paula Salerno worked their way up the scoreboard after scoring a UFD in race three. The Argentine duo, who are also the reigning ILCA World Champions, won three of the six races in the series to take a close win over Todd Wake and team. Team Mauk (Rafael Melendez, Alberto Gonzalez), after leading most of the series, struggled in the last race but held onto third place for the regatta.

Meanwhile, in the Masters divisions, teams consisting of skippers age 55 or over and a combined crew age of 130 years. Ched Proctor, who won the same championship in 2017 in Ecuador, defended his title by scoring seven points in five races. Ched was helped around the course by teammates Bill Faude and Meredith Killion. Only one point back, Tom Allen and his sister Jane and daughter Shelby, who had led after the first day of racing, maintained pressure on Proctor and closed out the series in second place. Canadian Larry Macdonald enlisted the team of Ian Jones and Jody Starck, with whom he had won a world championship, and secured third place.

Thursday is a gap day and racing for the ILCA World Championship begins on Friday and continues through Monday. Results can be found at the following link: Manage2sail

Espoo, Finland
International Lightning Class Association

ATTENTION: SCHEDULE CHANGE

Friday, 14, June - Social Program has been changed to a Barbecue at the Yacht Club under the Tent at 1800.

Join us as we celebrate the Harken Boat of the Day with daily awards and enjoy a Barbecue Dinner. The ILCA Class Store will also be open with hats, belts and shirts for purchase. 

Barbecue includes: sausages, salad-buffet, bread and cake. Some beer and sodas will be available, but you are welcome to bring more drinks with you. 

Venue: EPS, the Yacht Club

No charge for this event. 

Prize Giving and Closing Ceremonies of the European and Masters Championship and Opening of the World Championship

Prize Giving and Closing Ceremonies of the European and Masters

Championship and Opening of the World Championship

Espoo Cultural Centre, Tapiola

June 12 th 2019, at 7 pm

In the Amfi Theatre (outdoors)

Prize Giving and Closing Ceremonies of the European and Masters Championship, Patrick

Andersson and Arto Sjöholm

Lauri tries to deliver a speech, ILCA Vice President Special Projects Lauri Hemming

Time to show some Lightning spirit

In the Main Foyer

Welcome to Espoo, Director for Economic and Business Development Tuula Antola, City of Espoo

Opening of the World Championship, Commodore Tuomas Raivio, Espoo Yacht Club

Greetings from ILCA, President Todd Wake

Music by Janina Mäyry & Jimi Nurminen duo

Buffet dinner

At 10 pm Closing of the Venue

GOOD TO KNOW

The venue will be held in Espoon Kulttuurikeskus, Tapiola. So, how to get there?

By car navigate to address Tapionaukio, Espoo. Leave the car to the parking place outdoors and

follow the signs to Espoon Kulttuurikeskus. Also, parking at Tapiola ( car) Park level P2 Hall 6

gives direct access to the venue. It will take about 20 minutes to get there from the sailing club.

By public transportation from sailing club take the bus 531 from Nuottaniementie to Matinkylä

metro station (goes around every 10-12 minutes), where you change to metro to Tapiola. It will

take about 40-50 minutes to get there from the sailing club.

Dress code smart casual.

Arriving to Espoo Yacht Club/ Espoon Pursiseura (EPS)

If you are arriving via Helsinki-Vantaa airport, the easiest way to travel by public transport to Helsinki city center and to Espoo is by train and metro. Take the circular train (I or P train) and hop off at Helsinki Central Railway Station. The trains depart every 10-30 minutes depending on the time of the day. To continue to Espoo from Helsinki Cenral Railway Station take a metro to Matinkylä end station. From Matinkylä busses 531 and 531b arrive near the venue. If you arrive or leave at night, check the schedule beforehand here.

To plan more about the routes and timetables, Journey Planner is a great way to find out the fastest routes!

Public transport in Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava, Kirkkonummi and Tuusula have a regional ticket system in use and it’s operated by HSL. Read more about ticket prices here. Downtown Helsinki and the Regatta Venue are both in the ab zone. Tickets can be bought at all metro stations and at HSL offices.

There is also a well organised city bike system – you can ride from Matinkylä station to a bike parking just a few hundred meters from the EPS Venue. Read more here.

At the airport car rental desks are on the ground floor between terminals 1 and 2. There is a parking lot at the EPS harbour.

List of taxi stops in Espoo and contact information.

A Governing Board Meeting

A Governing Board Meeting will take place at the World Championship, Saturday, June 15th in the morning, time TBA. All competitors are invited to attend. 

If you would like to be added to the agenda or if you have something to share during either meeting, please send a request or short written report to Class Secretary Jeffers by Thursday, May 22 to office@lightningclass.org or contact Class President Todd Wake at president@lightningclass.org

(ILCA, Newsletter)

Addendum 1 to the notice of race

2019 ILCA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

June 12-17, 2019

International Lightning Class Association (ILCA), the Lightning Finland District, and Espoo Yacht Club (EPS), Espoo, FINLAND

ADDENDUM 1 TO THE NOTICE OF RACE

Registration will close on May, 15, 2019. If boats are not registered by April 16, 2019 they will forfeit their right to participate in the regatta and their slot will be made available to other countries/competitors.

This changes § 3.6. in the Notice of Race.

READ MORE: Addendum 1

2019 LIGHTNING MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AND OPEN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

June 8-12, 2019

International Lightning Class Association (ILCA), the Lightning Finland District, and Espoo Yacht Club (EPS), Espoo, FINLAND

ADDENDUM 1 TO THE NOTICE OF RACE

For purposes of scoring the Masters World Championship only the first two races each day will be included. This changes § 6, SCHEDULE, of the Notice of Race.

READ MORE: Addendum 1

Registration is open!

Registration Information!
To Register please have your sail and hull numbers, Crew names including Date of Birth. Also, refer to the Shirt Sizing Chart below and know what size shirts you and your crew would prefer. Each participant will receive a shirt. 

Please complete your payment by April 16th to avoid a late fee of $100 USD.
IF YOU ARE FROM the USA  - Please send a check to the Class Office for the amount due. 
IF YOU ARE FROM FINLAND - Please make payment directly to the ESPOO YACHT CLUB/ HOLVI
ALL OTHERS - Please complete the payment with a credit card or contact the Class Office for Bank Wire Information.

Important Reminders: 
All competitors MUST be current ILCA Members, please be sure to join or renew prior to registration. 
Main sail and Spinnaker Numbers must match and Main Sail must include proper Country Designation. 

Read more and register on ILCA website HERE.