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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

Jose Hackerott has qualified to sail the Youth Worlds for a 3rd time by winning the 10 race Brazilian Jr National Championship with his crew Felipe Costa and Martin Chao. Teams Peixoto and Bernal finished 2nd and 3rd and will also represent BRA in Sheboygan in June.     
Feb 29- Mar 1                                   Results
Team Proctor wins the FL Winter Series with just 9 points. Team Bauman moved into second after the 4th and final regatta. Team Schneider finishes third. 44 teams participated in the series! 
                               Final Series Results
Team Starck wins the Helly Hensen St Pete NOOD Regatta. Team Faude wins the tie for second over Tanner Probst and his team. Lightnings were the largest one design fleet in the multi class regatta. Team Starck also won the big prize and will represent the St Pete regatta in October in the Caribbean. 
Feb 14-16                          Results
With consistency Team Uscategui wins the 30th Annual Salinas Tomine Regatta. Team Team Santos wins race 5 to solidify second and Team Tamayo won race 6 to move into third. Great racing in Colombia!
Jan 31-Feb 2                                        Results
Picket Fence for Team Proctor at the New Year's Regatta and he takes the lead in the FL Winter Series. Jeff Hayden and Team are able to stay ahead of his Dad's Team to finish 2nd and 3rd. Final Regatta of the FL Winter Series is St Pete Nood in Feb.    
Jan 18-19                                            Results
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2020 European Championship    Harken Blockheads Lightning Youth World Championship   2020 North American Championship    2020 WJM NAC     Boat Grant Program
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