Beam 6' 6"
Draft up/down 5"/4' 11"
Minium Weight 700 lb
Sail Area (main & jib)
Sail Area (spinnaker)

The Executive Committee has approved a 1:1 ratio for the Samson Rope 2016 Lightning North American Championship. To qualify for the NAs you must register for your District Championship. If you have any questions please contact the Class Office.

2016 Fleet Dues are now due! Click here to see if your Fleet is up todate or to renew today!


Indianapolis, Indiana May 7 - 8
Annapolis, Maryland May 7 - 8
Shoreacres, Texas May 8
Savannah, Georgia May 14 - 15
Jamestown, Pennsylvania May 14 - 15
Virginia May 14 - 15
Haslett, Michigan May 14
San Diego, California May 15
St Pete Beach, Florida May 21 - 22
Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan May 21
Monmouth Boat Club/Fleet 70–Red Bak, NJ
  1. Mitchell Hnatt, Rick Pokorny, Tara Rudd
  2. Justin Coplan, Danielle Prior, Mike Constants
  3. Brian Taboada, Parker Colantuono, Stu Challoner
NAOV/Fleet 526–Voula, Greece
  1. Tsamis Sotiris, Papadakis Vasilis, Manolakis Iannis
  2. Stathopoulos Dimitris, Tolis Alexandros, Lefteris Dedes
  3. Stamatiadis Dimitris, Papamichael Chrysanthos, Chartzoulakis Nikos
Club Nautico San Isidro/ Rio de La Plata, Argentina
  1. Nicolas del Campo, Pato del Campo, Manu Loitegui
  2. Nicolás Cloos, María Cloos, Ale Cloos
Lake Norman Yacht Club - Fleet 415/ Mooresville, NC
  1. Steve/Jeff Hayden 
  2. Greg Fisher  
  3. David Van Cleef  
Virginia Inland Sailing Association, Smith Mountain Lake, VA
  1. Bob Wardwell
  2. Joan and Gary Hurban
  3. Pat Phelan