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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

Cooler temps at the Cowan Fallin Regatta certainly proved Fall is here. Teams Taylor, Andrews and Varley came out on top. Lisa Austin was awarded the OH State Governorship Trophy. 
Oct 13-14                                                   Results
Breezy conditions for the Frigid Digit. Team Sertl gets the win and shares some lessons learned in his race recap. Tom Allen with son Karl and Mike Osborne and Adam MacDonald with sister Joy and Kathryn Maloney rounded out the top 3.
Oct 13-14                                                    Results
7 Regatta - NE District Circuit Championship Bob Shapiro edges out Nathan Cunningham for the win. Rob Donle/Emmet Todd finish 3rd.  
                                                                     Results
After 8 great races the winner of the Leaf Peeper was decided on the last leg of the last race by only a few feet - Team Fastiggi edged out Jamie Allen and his team for the win. 
Oct 6-7                                                        Results
Team Prior wins by 2 points at the PA Governors Cup. Team Wardwell wins the tie with Team Schneider for second. 
Oct 6-7                                                        Results
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