Country Allocation/Invitations Announced

2019 Lightning World Championship Country Allocation
June 12-17, 2019
Espoo Yacht Club, Espoo Finland

North America 22
Invitations/Slots
Canada (2)
Mexico (2) 
United States (18)

South America 17
Argentina (2+1) 3
Brazil (2+1) 3
Chile (2+1) 3
Colombia (2+1) 3
Ecuador (2+1) 3
Peru (2) 2

Europe 17
Finland (2+2+6) 10 (includes 2 extra as host country)
Greece (2+3) 5
Italy (2) 2
Switzerland (2) 2

Asia/Africa/Oceana 6
Australia (2+1) 3
Nigeria (2+1) 3

Additional Slots
-3 slots may be awarded by Executive Committee to countries not otherwise represented to foster or expand Lightning interest in those areas.

-If slots remain open, the Executive Committee may award 2 additional slots to the host country's area to further develop Lightning sailing. These slots can be by invitation outside of the qualification regatta process.

Confirmation Deadlines
January 1, 2019 -Countries need to inform the Class Office the number of boats they intend to enter and if they would like to request any additional slots.
January 15, 2019 -Re-Allocate any unused slots.
February 15, 2019 -Countries are required to submit a confirmed list of entrants.
March 1, 2019 -Re-Allocation of any slots not registered. April 1, 2019 -Registration deadline. (Late Fee of $100 begins after this date.
May 15, 2019 -Registration closed.

Please contact the ILCA Class Office with any questions or confirmations.
office@lightningclass.org