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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

Team Klaban won the White Cap Regatta with all top 3 finishes. Team Welch edged out Nicholas Harris and his team by 1 point for second. The volunteers at PYC made it another great event!
Sept 12-13                      Results
Nice breeze for the 1 day Champagne Regatta and Classic Boat Get Together. Team Newell won the modern division and Team Anderson won the classic division. The KYC Team put on a great event and it was enjoyed by all. 
Sept 12                                           Results
Breeze on at the Brotz Regatta. Team Faude edged out Doug Wake and his team for the win. Team Klaban won the tie for 3rd with Team Graf.  
Aug 29                                            Results
Bragging rights go to Mitch Hnatt and his team in the one day Carson Challenge Team Lutz and Team Menninger were the only other boats to stay upright or not have a major breakdown and rounded out the top 3. It was a great fun day with lots of wind!
Aug 27                                               Results
Team Wake wins the Corn Roast Regatta. with a perfect score. Team Peterson finishes in 2nd and Team Nickerson in 3rd. The highlight of the day was the amount of juniors out on the water! 
Aug 15                                            Results
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