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About the Lightning

  • Design: Sparkman & Stephens, 1938
  • Over 15000 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

Beautiful conditions allowed for 6 races to be sailed at the Bare Bones Regatta. Team Taylor won with all first place finishes. Team Varley finished 2nd and Team Schregardus 3rd. 
Sept 15-16                                                   Results
Team Currie wins the Cotton Pickin Regatta with 4 firsts. Team Newman and Team Gorman round out the top three. 
Sept 15-16                                                   Results
After 8 races, Team Stix edges out Team Pomeroy by two points to win the Red Flannels Regatta. Team Graf finishes 3rd. 
Sept 15-16                                                   Results
Light winds only allowed for 3 races at the Ed Hinds Memorial Bow Lake Regatta. Team Hinds finished on top, Team Shapiro in 2nd and Team Donle in third.  
Sept 15                                                         Results
Part 1 of the ARG Pan American Qualifier was sailed in big breeze. Team Conte wins with Team Cloos finishing in 2nd. 
Sept 1-2                                                        Results
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