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About the Lightning

  • Design: Sparkman & Stephens, 1938
  • Over 15000 built
  • More than 100 active fleets worldwide
  • Length: 19'0" (5.8m)
  • Beam: 6'6" (2m)
  • Displacement: 700 lb (318 kg
  • Draft (board down): 4'11" (151.3cm)
    • (board up): 5" (12.8cm)
  • Mast height: 26'2" (7.9m)
  • Sail area (main & jib): 177 sq.ft.
  • (spinnaker): 300 sq.ft.
  • Crew (racing): 3



Recent Blogs

Recent Blogs
Recent Blogs

Regatta Winners

Team Sengstacken dominates the Met Districts and wins with 7 total points! Team Harrington finishes in second followed by Team Kwartler. 
July 14-July 15                                                Results
The Constants Family Team of Steve, Chloe and Mike wins the Atlantic Coast Master's Division. The Crane Family Team of Jim, Brenda and Bill finishes 3 points back for second.  
July 14-15 Results
Rob Crane and his team of sister Kelly and Andrea Fisher closed out the he 5th and final race of the Atlantic Coast Championship, with another bullet. Team Coplan finished 4th to move into second. Team Constants rounded out the top 3. 
July 14-15                                                       Results
Youth World Championship - Jeff Hayden, Brian Hayes, Jr and Meredith Ryan from the USA are the new World Champions! Final Results posted
July 3-7                                                          Results
Posting top 3 finishes the entire regatta, Team Verginadis wins the European Championship. Team Vasilas wins the last race to move into second over Team Tsoulfas. 
June 28-July 1                                                Results
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