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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

Chilean Invasion at the Mid-Winter Championship! Team Robles wins with 8 points, Team Gonzalez second with 11 points! David Starck and Team rounds out the top 3. 
Mar 16-19                                                  Results
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!
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
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