3 ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 The regatta is open to boats of the Lightning Class whose crewmembers are under 21 years of age by December 31, 2018. Every nation with organized Lightning activity (at least one Active Lightning Fleet) is entitled to two entries. The host nation is entitled to one additional entry. Additional entries will be accepted on an equal basis up to a total fleet size of 16 boats.
3.2 Each Lightning National Class Association or National Authority shall inform the ILCA class office no later than February 15, 2018 of the number of boats that it would like to enter.
3.3 If a Lightning National Class Association or National Authority can not fill its two boat quota, those available slots will be reallocated to interested countries by March 15, 2018.
3.4 Each Lightning National Class Association or National Authority shall inform the ILCA class office no later than April 1, 2018 of the competitors that will represent their country.
Contact detail for the ILCA class office is as follows:
International Lightning Class Association (ILCA)
Laura Jeffers, Executive Secretary
1528 Big Bass Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone: (727) 942-7969
Fax: (727) 942-0173
Skype: ilcaoffice
E-mail: office@lightningclass.org
3.5 Registration forms are available from the ILCA class office http://www.lightningclass.org/. Completed registration forms must be returned with the entry fee and damage deposit to the ILCA class office no later than May 1, 2018. Competitors should also indicate the expected number of accompanying parents, friends and coaches to help the OA plan trips and events accordingly.
3.6 Registration forms received after May 1, 2018 will be subject to a $100 late fee. Registration will close on May 15, 2018. If competitors are not registered by May 15, 2018 they will forfeit their right to participate in the Championship and their slot will be made available to other countries/competitors.
3.7 All participants are required to report to the registration desk in NAOV during the period registration is open to complete and confirm their registration for the event.
3.8 All competitors will be required to provide proof of their age with an official form of identification (such as a passport) at the time of registration.