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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

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
Team Robles edged out Team Perez in the final race to win the  Chilean National Championship  by 1 point. Team Lobos finished in third.  
Jan 4-6                                                  Results
Team Bauman leads the FL Winter Series after 2 Regattas. Team Schneider in second and Team Walker edges out Team Reddaway on the tie for third. 25 Boats have participated in the events, 2 more chances to sail - Jan 18-19 and Feb 14-16. See the event calendar for more information.  
                      Preliminary Series Results
Team Hayden was most consistent with a 3, 2 to win the Sanford Sailfest Regatta.Team Jeffers won the tie breaker for second over Team Schneider. Two races were sailed Saturday, no racing on Sunday. 
Dec 7-8                        Results and Photo Links
Team Tamayo are the 2019 Colombian National Champions.  The teamwon the final 2 races and overcame Team Uzcategui by 1 point. Team Valenzuela finished 3rd in 7 race series. 
Nov                                                        Results
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