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Int'l Lightning Class World Championship - Gonzalez claims early lead


'The International Lightning Class World Championship Opening Ceremony'    International Lightning Class Association
The International Lightning Class World Championship commenced on 10 June at Lake Trasmineo in Castiglione del Lago, Italy with only one race completed in breeze from 6-13mph. Forty six boats from 10 countries took to the line.

Sailors ranged in age from 12 to 80 years old. Current champions, Tito Gonzalez, Cristian Herman and Alberto Gonzalez, Jr took the bullet in the first race. Gonzalez is a five time Lightning World Champion from Chile.

Grant Alum Justin Coplan from Nyack Boat Club, New York, USA finished second with his team of Danielle Prior and Mike Carney. David Starck, sailing with his wife Jody and Ian Jones all from the Buffalo Canoe Club, Canada, finished third.

A second race was started but was abandoned due to lack of wind.

Racing continues tomorrow.

Risultati Lightning

Preliminary Results

       
             

No

Numero

Nome

Punti

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

1

15470

47- David Starck, USA, J.Starck, I.Jones, Buffalo Canoe Club

5,0

3

1

1

2

15512

48- William Brown, USA, J.Faus, M.Schon, Barnegat Light Yacht Club

14,0

5

3

6

3

11011

11- Tito Gonzalez, CHI, C. Herman, A. Gonzales, Jr

20,0

1

11

8

4

15420

20- Ryan Ruhlman, USA, T.Ruhlman, N.Turney, Pymatuning Yacht Club

23,0

9

5

9

5

14794

28- Felipe Robles, CHI, A. Guevara, P. Lorca, Cofradia Nautica del Pacifico

24,0

13

4

7

6

15507

38- Ched Proctor, USA, J.Ewing, M.Killion, Cedar Point Yacht Club

29,0

17

7

5

7

14821

03- Peter Hall, CAN, M. Armitage, C. Leger, Royal St. Lawrence yacht club

30,0

8

19

3

8

14036

31- Justin Coplan, USA, D.Prior, M.Carney, Nyack Boat Club

32,0

2

10

20

9

15475

32- Jeffrey Coppens, USA, M.Burridge, P.Burridge, Mission Bay Yacht Club

34,0

18

14

2

10

15310

41- Jamie Simmons, USA, C.Hall, C.Aswad, New Bedford Yacht Club

36,0

7

12

17

11

15449

49- Allan Terhune, USA, K.Terhune, S.Parisi, Annapolis Yacht Club

39,0

11

18

4

12

4811

29- Thomas Allen, USA, V.Tardif-Holly, K.Allen, Buffalo Canoe Club

39,0

19

9

11

13

14734

06- Alejandro Perez, CHI, E. Perez, C. Rawlins

46,0

6

26

14

14

15355

07- Cristobal Perez, CHI, A. Sherman, J. Lopez

46,0

14

22

10

15

13790

08- Urs Wyler, SUI, G.Durr, W.Durr, Segelclub Murten

46,0

20

13

13

16

15390

46- Todd Wake, USA, K.Wake, N.Fowler, Sheboygan Yacht Club

47,0

11

6

24

17

15457

57- Rob Ruhlman, USA, A.Ruhlman, S.Paisley, Pymatuning Yacht Club

51,0

10

29

12

18

15265

33- Steven Davis, USA, L.Jeffers, A.S.Linton, Ddenver Sailing Association





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