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About the Lightning

  • Design: Sparkman & Stephens, 1938
  • Over 15,000 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

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Regatta Winners

4 races in 10-15 mph breeze made for great racing in the 1 day  Bare Bones Regatta  Team Mueller won with Team Andrews just behind by 3 points. Team Samanich in 3rd. A special 25th Anniversary tribute to Tom Varley was made before the regatta. Read the full report. 
Sept 29                                           Results
Tight racing at the Fontelieu Regatta and CT/RI Districts. Two points separated 1st from 3rd. Congratulations to Team Bogardus for taking the top spot. Team Goldman in 2nd and Team Hayes, Jr. 3rd. A great one day event with 5 races.   
Oct 4                                                  Results
Covid didn't stop the Frigid Digit from taking place! 17 boats sailed in 2 divisions with tight competition! Top 5 of the spinnaker division was only separated by 4 points! Ron Buchanan took the top spot. Jim Alman won the non-spinnaker division. 
Sept 29                                               Results
2020 marked the return of the Clambake Regatta at the Southampton YC. Team Bauman finished the 6 race regatta with 8 points while new Lightning owner Paul-Jon Patin and his team finished 2nd. Team Loffredo were one point behind Patin to finish 3rd. 
Sept  19-20                                        Results
Team Klaban won the White Cap Regatta with all top 3 finishes. Team Welch edged out Nicholas Harris and his team by 1 point for second. The volunteers at PYC made it another great event!
Sept 12-13                      Results
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