Organizer's Letter

Welcome to the 2015 Lightning Class International Masters and World Championship! The Buffalo Canoe Club (BCC), its officers, directors, staff, and members look forward to hosting the 2015 Lightning Class International Masters and World Championship July 15-25, 2015. We last hosted the 1973 Lightning World Championship and truly look forward to hosting again. Of course, since that time, the BCC hosted 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1998 and 2004 Lightning North American Championships; 1980, 1990, and 2014 Youth World Championships, as well as numerous Canadian Open and Lake Erie Districts championships. The organizing committee and Lightning Fleet 12 are working hard to make this a first class event. We can’t wait to welcome you at our club.

Buffalo Canoe Club

Latest News

July 15, 2015
The Sailing Instructions have been posted. Physical copies will also be available at BCC
July 11, 2015
Arrival & Land Logistics have posted. In addition, Tickets & Cash Card applications are availabe.
June 29, 2015
Mooring Logistics have been posted. Please make sure your boat will comply.
June 12, 2015
Check out the latest Scuttlebutt news article about the Lightning Worlds!
June 6, 2015
The Official Schedule of events for the Masters and Worlds has been posted.
May 18, 2015
The Second Official Amendment has been made to the Notice of Race.
May 2, 2015
The World Championship less than 3 months away! Get a jump on outfitting your team with 2015 Lightning World Championship Gear from Coral Reef Sailing Apparel, one of the events top level sponsors! By ordering early you will ensure the correct sizing and color and also have the opportunity to customize your gear with your country flag, sail number or boat name! Lots of options are available, check out what's available today!
April 8, 2015
The first Official Amendment has been made to the Notice of Race.
March 13, 2015
Official apparel is available from the Coral Reef Sailing Apparel Shop.
March 6, 2015
Registration for day camp is now available. Please send an email to Amanda ( and specify "Lightning Worlds Day Camp".
February 5, 2015
International Master Championship Registration is now live! Join us at the Buffalo Canoe Club, July 15-19, 2015! 16 boats from the US, Canada, Finland and Australia have already signed up on the ILCA Who's coming list... now make it offical and register!
October 5, 2014
Qualification requirements have been posted! Please review to confirm eligibility.
September 8, 2014
The official website has gone live!
September 5, 2014
The official Notice of Race has been released!

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