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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

The fleet was blown out on Saturday with no racing at the Wild Oyster Regatta. Sunday brought 3 races in breezy conditions with three different race winners. Team Fisher prevailed by 1 point over Team Proctor. Team Davidson finished 3rd.   
Oct 19-20                                                 Results
Beautiful fall sailing at the Leaf Peeper on Saturday, Team Allan posted the picket fence for the win.  Team Fastiggi won the tight battle for 2nd over Team Landi. No wind on Sunday. 
Oct 12-13                                                 Results
Team Taylor won the Cowan Lake Fall-In Regatta posting 5 bullets in the 7 race series. Team Wagnon edged out Team Young in the final two races for second over Young. 
Oct 12-13                                            Results
Big congratulations to the Morins/Team Taylor Swift/313/Orange Boat for their overall win in the MI District High Point Season Series. It was super close with Tom Klaban's Team who finished second by only one point! 57 boat participated in District Regattas this season.
                                       Overall Season Results
The 1st Annual SELD Under 30 Regatta was a great success!6 boats made it out to the line for 6 short course races. Team MacKenzie finished on top, with Team Sutton and Team DeLoach just behind. Racing was tight - Meet the competitors and read the awesome report! 
Oct 5-6                               Results and Report
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