Sailors tack upwind after rounding the leeward mark during the 2022 Lightning Worlds invitational regatta on May 20. The Carolina Yacht Club in Wrightsville Beach hosted the competition May 16 – 21 with races taking place oceanside. The regatta drew 50 entries from eight countries. Two CYC members skippered teams; Pierce Barden, with crew Doug Sherwood and Fred Strammer, and Paul Whitesides, with crew Robert Hoffman and Harold Tomlinson. Team PatStrong from the United States won with a cumulative total of 41 points.