The defending World Champion Javier Conte ARG and his team finished first at the Lightning European Championship in Finland ahead of five North Americans with Todd Wake USA on 2nd and Bill Mauk USA on 3rd. —– Ched Proctor (USA) and his team won the World Masters Championship followed by Tom Allen USA and Larry MacDonald CAN. The Master title is reserved for skippers age 55 or over and a combined crew age of 130 years. —– The news and the event overview page. —– These events, attended by 48 teams, were also the tune-up of the 2019 Lightning World Championship to be held June 14-17 at the same venue.