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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

David Starck and his team of Kathryn and Christine Moloney won the Wild Oyster Regatta with 13 points. Jonathan Lutz was second sailing with Dad Jody and Jo Ann Fisher. Marvin Beckman with his team of Brian Kamilar and Nikki Bruno finished third. The 32 boat fleet only saw 3 races on Saturday with Sunday being called off due to wind and current. 
Oct 16-17                                     Results    
Team Coplan won the Leaf Peeper Regatta winning 4 of the 6 races.  Team Brush won the final race to win the tie for second over Team Fastiggi. 
Oct 9-10                                    Results
Team Elder won the Last Blast Regatta with just 6 points over the 5 race series. Team White finished in second with 8 points and Team Sengstacken in third with 11 points
Oct 9                            Results
Team Faude won the "finest fall Lightning regatta you will ever have the privilege to attend." or the 67th Annual Hoosier Regatta. 26 Boats from across the Mid West, including 2 - 11 year olds, Dean Dieball and Grayden Vanderhorst. Check out the cool regatta report here
Oct 4-5                                          Results
Team Mendoza won the Marina De Guerra Del Peru Championship with 3 first place finishes and 8 total pts. One point back with 9 pts was Team Levaggi. Rounding out the top 3 was Team Calderon with 14pts.   
Oct 4-5                                          Results
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