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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

Congrats to Ryan Davidson, Greg Fisher and Jo Ann Fisher for winning the Kings Day Regatta.  with 12 points! Second place went to Team Harris with 15 pts and third place to Team Constants with 16 points. Six races were completed in "chilly" conditions!
Nov 19-20          Results
Mark Allen, Jim Thompson and Judson King dominated the return of the Bluenose Regatta.  They won without sailing the last race! Second place Team Davis and Team Wagnon finished third. Plans are already being made for 2023!
Nov 12-13                                      Results
1 point determined the winners of the 14 Boat  Leaf Peeper Regatta, in Burlington, VT. Congratulations to Chad Miller, Tayana Miller and John Hill for the victory! Hansen, Johnson, Owen Boat finished second and Team Brush was third. 
Oct 1-2  Results 
Tanner, Abbie and Jenna Probst won the tie breaker for first over Joe Starck and his team at the Hoosier Regatta. 29 boats at this annual event. Team Klaban was third. Mark your calendar now for the 2023 event!
Oct 1-2 Results                      
Congratulations to Vincent Ireland, Nate Ireland and Bridget Ireland on their first place finish at the Barebones Regatta.  Second place went to Jon Varley, Matthew Buchanan and Sean Dillon.  Third place went to Dave Samanich, Ed Auer and Rob Gaebert. 
Sept 17-18                         
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