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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

Recent Blogs

Recent Blogs
Recent Blogs

Regatta Winners

After 4 races Team Conte moves into 1st place at the World Championship. Team Starck is close on their heals, posting a 2, 1 on the second day of racing. Scores are tight at the top! Preliminary Results are posted. 
June 12-17                        Preliminary Results
Ched Proctor defends title in the World Masters Championship. He and his team of Bill Faude and Meredith Killion prevailed over Team Allen in 2nd and Team MacDonald in third. 
June 6-12                                                Results
Team Conte edged out Team Wake and Team Mauk to win the  European Open Championship. Conte has now won titles in the North American, South American, Euopean, Championship, 
June 6-12                                                 Results
After finishing 2nd in race 1, Bob Martin and his team posted 5 bullets to win the California District Championship.  Team Schmitz and Team Finkboner rounded out the top 3.
June 1-2                                                 Results
Jim Allen and his team won the  Bayview One Design Regatta but also won the best overall boat of the whole regatta! Ernie Dieball and his team finished 2nd and Team Wake in 3rd. 
June 1-2                                                Results
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