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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

Chilean domination at the Southern Circuit Team Gonzalez wins in the final race of the series.  David Starck and his team moved into second and Team Robles finishes third. 
Mar 17-23                                                  Results
After a scoring error, Team Taylor wins the Master Winter Championship in a competitive 25 boat fleet. Team MacDonald second and Team Davis third.
Mar 20-23                                                  Results
7 races over 3 beautiful days at the Winter Championship! The Gonzalez Family Team won the regatta in the final race. David Starck and his team finished just 2 points behind for second. Steve Kirkpatrick and his team finished third.  
Mar 20-23                                                   Results
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
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