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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

Salinas Fleet 405 kicked off their season with the first Ranking 1 Camp.  Team Velez takes an early lead in this two regatta series. Racing continues March 2, 3. 
Feb 16-17                                                   Results
Bob Martin, Steve Hunt and Diego Escobar posted a picket fence of first places to win the SCYA Midwinter Regatta. 
Feb 16-17                                                  Results
St Pete NOOD was the 4th and final regatta of the FL Winter Series. Team Hayden edged out Team Proctor in the tie for the win. Team Schneider finished 3rd. 28 Boats participated!
                                                                    Results
9 races over 3 beautiful days at the St Pete NOOD! Team Proctor posted a 3, 1 the final day to win. Team Goldman finished 2nd and Team Allen finished 3rd. 
Feb 15-17                                                   Results
Steve Hayden, Kevin Raymond and Rafael Melendez won the New Years Regatta with authority! Second through fourth was decided by two ties and 1 point! Very tight racing - Team Lawless was second followed by Teams Jeffers, Schneider and J. Hayden. 
Jan 12-13                                                  Results
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