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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

Steve Hayden steams into first place of the FL Winter Series after three regattas. This series concludes Feb 15-17 at the St Pete NOOD. Series is the best 5 races of 4 events. Everyone can still get in on the action! 
Steve Hayden, Kevin Raymond and Rafael Melendez won the New Years Regatta with authority! Second through fourth was decided by two ties and 1 point! Very tight racing - Team Lawless was second followed by Teams Jeffers, Schneider and J. Hayden. 
Jan 12-13                                                  Results
Felipe Robles, Andres Guevara and Paula Herman are the new  South American Champions! with a 1-2 on the final day of racing the Team won the tie breaker with Team Conte Teams Gonzalez finished third. 
Jan 3-5                                                       Results
Congratulations to Felipe Robles, Andres Guevara and Paula Herman for winning the 16 race Chilean Pan American Selection Regattas!  
With 4 race wins, Team Robles wins the Chilean National Championship! Diego Gonzalez and his team beat (dad) Tito Gonzalez and his team by 1 point for second. 
Dec 29-31                                                   Results
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