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Lightning Class News

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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

Storms sidelined sailors during the second day of the Bayview One Design Regatta. Team Dieball won two races on Saturday to end up on top. 
June 2-3                                                  Results
Fleet 801 Spring Regatta saw two longtime Lightning sailors Fastiggi and Brush head to head once again, Team Fastiggi took the honors
June 2-3                                                  Results
Jeanne Herman takes top honors at the Juby Wynne Regatta in New Orleans. 
May 26-27 Results
Kotka Ranking Regatta - Finland, the all family Team Leppänen sailed consistently for the Win!
May 26-27                                                    Regatta
Team Burridge wins 3 of 4 races to win the Mid-Continent Regatta over the Canadian Team lead by Richard Walsh by 1 point in the 5 race series. 
May 26-27                                                   Results
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