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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

With no racing on the final day, Team Proctor wins the North American Championship for a 2nd year in a row. Team D. Starck second with Team Martin right in there at 3rd. 
Aug 14-16                                               Results  
Two - All (Allen) Family boats finished 1 and 2 in the North American Championship - President's Cup. Jim edged out brother Tom for bragging rights. Team Vanderhorst rounded out the top 3
Aug 14-16                                               Results
Team Wake wins the Junior North American Championship and secures a 2020 Youth Worlds Invitation.
Aug 6-10                                                Results
Winning 2 of the 4 races Debbie Probst and her team of Monica and Allie Jones win the 10 boat fleet at the  Women's North American Championship. 
Aug 6-10                                                 Results
John Newell and his team of wife Mandy and Owen MacDonald win the North American Championship - Qualifying Series. The MacDonald Family Team of Larry, Joy and Julianne won the tie breaker with David Starck, Jody Lutz and Dylan Farrell.   
Aug 12-13                                               Results
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