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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

Team Hayden won the New Years Regatta/FL District Championship with all top 5 finishes. Team Gelenitis finished just ahead of Team White for 2nd.
Jan 23-24                                      Results
Team Hayden wins the Sanford Sailfest with 5 points. First time Lightning skippers Kurban Ali and Chris Morgan and their teams tied for 2nd with Ali's team coming out on top. Oliver Morgan sailed his first Lightning regatta at age 6
Dec 5-6                        Results
The Florida Yacht Club hosted a great King's Day Regatta Team Probst was able to hold of a second day surge by Team Hayden to win the regatta by 3 points over Hayden. Team Bauman finished third. All three teams each won 2 races. This was the first of 4 events for the FL Winter Series. 
Nov 21-22                                      Results
Team Robles won the 61st Chilean National Championship with 8 pts. Team Gonzalez was just 2 points behind for second. Alejandro Perez and his team finished third. 13 boats completed 6 races in Algarrobo, Chile
Nov 20-22                                      Results
Third times a charm! The Wadewitz Regatta and GYA Championship took place last weekend after several attempts postponed by storms this year. Team Frost prevailed with a good margin.  Ben Herman and his Team edged out Clerc Cooper and her team in a close race for 2nd.  
Nov 7-8                                          Results     
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