Skip to main content
International
Lightning Class Association

Lightning Class News

Recent Articles
Recent Articles



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




Recent Blogs

Recent Blogs
Recent Blogs

Facebook Happenings








Regatta Winners

Some wild weather and tight racing at the Indiana District Championship with 1st place going to Pete McGinity, Josie Forbes and Autumn Pierce.  In 2nd place Jeff Schmahl, Sarah Covey and Alan Crespi.  In 3rd Place Dale Kreck, Steve Tinsley and Marcus Timms.

July 13-14         Results/Report/Photos
Congrats to Benjamin Guzman, German Novion, Augustin Campos for taking 1st place in the Winter Championship #3.  2nd Place Rafaela Salvatore, Walter Malsch, Jorge Urzua.  3rd place Nicholas Halles, Pedro Parada, Elisa Schongut.  
July 6          Results/Report/Photos
A great time was had by all at the Canadian Open & Lake Erie District Championship.  Team Wake made the trek to participate and took 1st place.  Congrats to Todd Wake, Douglas Wake and Lars Osell.  2nd place David Starck, Ian Jones and Jason Lutz.  3rd place Augie Diaz, Alfonso Bringas Garcia and Madeline Baldridge.
July 6-7                           Results
Close racing for the Ohio District Championship with 1st place Kurt Andrews, Mike Mirarchi, Andy Creamer.  2nd place Joe Hunt, Amy Hunt, Lisa Austin.  3rd place Don Schregardus, Tim Traber, George Auer.
June 29-30  Results
Midwest District Championship winners - 1st place Steve Harris, Steve Harris, Greg Harris.  2nd place Craig Pomeroy, Erika Carne, Liv Lampone. 3rd place Doug Wake, Kirsten Myer, Finn Tait.
June 29-30 Results
View All Results

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Publication Schedule        NAs Logo  Boat Grant Program
More new features are coming soon, including member forums.
Sponsor Number URL address
Sponsor 1 https://www.marksetbot.com/
Sponsor 2 http://www.onedesign.com/Default.aspx
Sponsor 3 https://www.thesailinginc.com/lightning
Sponsor 4 http://nickelsboats.com/
Sponsor 5 http://awardandsports.securesites.net/
Sponsor 6 http://www.capitallogoinc.com/shop/pc/home.asp
Sponsor 7 http://www.rookesails.com/
Sponsor 8 http://www.sailorstailor.com
Sponsor 9 https://www.harken.com/
Sponsor 10 http://www.sailorstailor.com

Lightning Class Supporters