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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

After 6 races Team Florian won the tie breaker over Team Wagnon to finish first with 9 points at Burl Harmon Indiana Open. Jeff Schmahl and his team won the battle for 3rd over Andrew Schmahl and his team by 2 pts. 
May 1-2                                         Results    
Team Davidson won the 1 day Colombia Sailing Club Regatta with 8 pts. Team Hogan edged out Team Parshall in a tie for 2nd with 11 pts each.   
May 1                                       Results
Team Hnatt wins the 5 race Long John Regatta with 18 points. The Taboada Brother Teams duked it out for 2nd with Keith finishing with 24 pts and Brian with 26 pts. Team Allen won a tie breaker for 4th over Team Colantuono.
Apr 25-26                        Results
William Hofmeister and his team of Mandy Hofmeister and Christinia Katani edged out Team Killibrew in the final race for the win at the AL Shultz Hospice Open. Anthony Passafiume and his team finished 3rd.  
Apr 10-11                                     Results
Jeff Hayden tied for first with the Probst duo who co-skippered the events in the FL Winter Series. Both teams posting 8 bullets. Hayden won the tie breaker with additional 1st place finishes. John Bauman finished in 3rd with 13 points. 
Nov-Apr                                         Results
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