Conte Wins Lightning North Americans

Published on September 25th, 2017

Wrightsville Beach, NC (September 25, 2017) – The 2017 ILCA North American Championships for the Lightning class was held at the Carolina Yacht Club on September 22-24.

On Saturday (Sept 23), defending North American champion Todd Wake put the hammer down with a 2,1,2 to take a strong lead. Through six races, he led with 8 points, scoring nothing worse than a second. Masters NA champion Marvin Beckmann climbed up to second with two race wins.

After 2 days of light to medium breeze, the final day put every team to the test with Hurricane Maria induced heavy breeze and growing in scale swells. The Race Committee successfully knocked out 8 total races and was well prepared for all conditions.

Congratulations to Javier Conte (ARG) and his team for winning the Championship and George Harrington and his team for winning the Presidents Cup.

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