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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

Jonathan Martinetti, Moira Padilla and Alisson Haon from Ecuador dominated the 8 race regatta and won the World Championship by 11 points over David Starck and his team with 26 points. Team Diaz finished 3rd with 28 points. 
Nov 29 - Dec 2  Results

Team Diaz wins the Masters' World Championship with 4 points. Team Goldman finishes second with 7 points and Jody Starck and her team in 3rd with 9 pts.  

Nov 25-27   Final Results
Team Martinetti wins the South American Championship with 10 points. Team Diaz in 2nd with 19 points and Jody Starck and her team finished 3rd with 25 points.   
Nov 25-27 Final Results
Ralph Christman and team won 2 of the 5 race series with a net 11 points at the Jubilee Regatta Team Bernhardt finished second with 16 points and Team Adams just 1 point behind them for 3rd. 4th and 5th places were also just a point behind - tight racing!
Nov 4-5                                               Results
Going into the medal race, Team USA had already secured GOLD at the  Pan American Games. Team CHI won SILVER and Team ARG finished with BRONZE. Racing was very tight all week!  
Oct 28- Nov 4 Results
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