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Lightning Class News

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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

Recent Blogs

Recent Blogs
Recent Blogs

Regatta Winners

4 Races on Saturday saw 4 different race winners in the 21 boat fleet at the Doc Gilbert Memorial Potomac Cup. Team Constants ended up on top by 1 point over Team Bauman. Team Alsalam finished 3rd. No racing Sunday, results stand. 
May 11-12                                              Results
Team Taylor won the last race of the Burl Harmon Memorial Indiana Open Regatta to tie and win the 3-way tie breaker with Team Wagnon and Team Thomas. Tight racing!!
May 4-5                                                   Results
22 Colombian and Ecuadorian Teams came together for the 29th Annual Salinas Tomine Regatta Julio Velez and his team of Eduardo Viteri and Irene Suarez won the regatta. Teams Martinetti and Quintero rounded out the top 3. 
May 2-3                            Results and Video Link
Team Newman wins the TX District Championship with 3 bullets! Team Shipman and Team Boettcher round out the top 3. 
Apr 27-28                                  Results & Report
Team Sawyer won the 6th and final race of the Spring Championship but it was not enough to pass Elaine Parshall and her Team who won the regatta with 10 total points. Team Sloger finished in 3rd. 
Apr 27-28                                  Results & Photos
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