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What is a Lightning Lab?

A Lightning Lab is typically a two day sailing clinic aimed to improve skills for Lightning sailors of all abilities. It is run by a coach with extensive experience in the Lightning.  Boat handling drills, starting practice, tuning and sail trim are common themes. Video tape analysis of the day’s practice may also be used.
Lightning Labs are a great opportunity for your fleet. Here are some of the reasons:
  • Sailors of all ability levels will benefit

  • They can raise the level of competition in your Fleet / District

  • You will learn from some of the best sailors in the class

  • It’s a fun fleet activity

  • You can have a party Saturday night after sailing

  • They force you to do the practicing you’ve been meaning to do for years

  • You'll have a chance to share ideas and techniques outside the competitive pressures of a regatta

  • The ILCA will help setup the Lab

  • The ILCA may help fund travel for the coach / instructor


Lightning Labs are supported by the ILCA Fund.

Please contact Joan & Gary Hurban,
Lightning Lab VPs, if you would like more information and/or schedule a Lightning Lab.



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