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Story Contributors: Brian Hayes, Ched Proctor, Nick Turney
LIGHTNING DESIGNS CONTINUE TO DOMINATE THE CIRCUIT
Amazing Consistency at Winter Championship, Deep South and Southern Circuit Overall
For over 40 years the North Sails Lightning team has supported the Lightning Class and Lightning sailors by not only delivering designs that have dominated circuits all over the world but with a commitment to education, class volunteerism and client service that is second to none.
After a year without much Lightning sailing, we saw great enthusiasm and excitement as the teams started showing up for the Winter Championship in St. Pete and Savannah Deep South. North experts Brian Hayes, Ched Proctor and Nick Turney were in attendance supporting the event and clients.
The North Sails fast designs have, again, prevailed in both events and here are the numbers:
David Starck showed amazing consistency in very tricky Tampa Bay conditions to win the 2021 Lightning Winter championship. Racking up consistent top-four finishes, and without winning a race, team Starck bested current Youth World Champion Jeff Hayden and his team by nine points.
Nine races were completed over 4 days with 6 different teams winning a race. Team Hayden won 3 and teams using North won 8 of the 9 races. 22 of the 24 teams were powered by North. North-powered teams finished 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
Savannah Deep South Regatta
After the great warm-up in St. Pete, David Starck and his team did it again, finishing consistently in the top 5 in all of the 4 races in Savannah. Teams powered by North again dominated the event finishing 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. David, Jenna and Tom were crowned the 2021 Lightning Southern Circuit winners.