International Lightning Class 
Midwest District

The Lightning Midwest District is home to six 'one design' racing fleets sailing weekly in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa.  Each year the district hosts a District Championship Regatta which rotates between the fleets and is a qualifier for sailing in the Lightning North American Championships.  In 2006 the Midwest District Championships are scheduled for June in Milwaukee followed by the North American Championships in San Diego, CA.  The Lightning NA's is one of the largest one design events in the world with over 100 boats typically sailing. The Midwest District normally expects to qualify up to nine boats for the NA's based on the number of registered boats sailing in the district and past participation at the NA's.

The Lake Michigan Trophy is awarded each year to the skipper who has the best combined finishes sailing in the Midwest District Championships and any two of the P&T, Wandering Moose and Evans regattas.

2006 Lightning Midwest District Officers
District Commodore Bill Gibson
District Secretary  Bill Faude

Lightning Midwest District Fleet Contacts
Fleet 5 Chicago, Illinois Bill Gibson
Fleet 69 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Dennis Bersch
Fleet 112 Green Bay, Wisconsin Steve Adamski
Fleet 167 Davenport, Iowa Chuck White
Fleet 187 Sheboygan, Wisconsin Hans Graf
Fleet 442 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin  Mike Elmergreen

2006 Midwest District Regatta Calendar 
June 3 - 4 Lighthouse Regatta - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
June 23 - 25 Midwest District Championships - Milwaukee, WI
July 8 - 9 Evans Regatta - Green Bay, Wisconsin
July 29 - 30 Brotz Leukemia Cup Regatta - Sheboygan, Wisconsin
August 5 - 6 P & T Regatta - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
August 13 - 18 North American Championships - San Diego, CA
September 23 - 24  Red Flannels Regatta - Chicago, Illinois
October 14 Wandering Moose Regatta - Sheboygan, Wisconsin

... plus weekly one design sailing within each fleet & Michigan, Indiana & Ohio district regattas!

Midwest District Championship Results  2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

North American Lightning Districts Web Pages
California District - Fleet 194
Pacific Northwest District
Central Atlantic District
Central New York District
Connecticut / Rhode Island District
New England District
Lake Erie District
Long Island District
Metropolitan District ( New York / New Jersey )
Michigan District
Indiana District
Midwest District
Central States District
Mississippi District
Ohio District
Dixie District
Southern District
Texas District
Southeastern District
Central Canada District
St. Lawrence District

Links to International Lightning Districts & Fleets can be found at the International Lightning Class Association web site: