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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

Team Hnatt edged out Team Lutz in the final race to win the Combined CAD and MET District Championship. Both were tied going into the last race. Team Sengstacken are the MET District Champions. Combined regatta had 21 boats on the line which all enjoyed great breeze at Surf City YC. 
July 20-21                                               Results
Team Newell posted a picked fence on the score board to win the Central NY Championship. Team King was second and Team Wardwell third. 
July 21                                                     Results  
Team Davidson wins the Charleston YC Regatta. Team Parshall and Krawcheck round out the top three. Terrific regatta summary submitted. 
July 20-21                                               Results
Team Davidson wins Hobcaw Regatta with 8 points. Team Lisicki was close behind with 11 pts and Team Sloger rounds out the top 3.  
July 13-14                                                Results
Team Brush won the Atlantic Coast Championship with a 1, 3 in the final two races. Team Colantuono finished 1 point behind Brush for second and Team Schneider finished third. 7 Teams were Under 30 and 6 were helmed by women. Great diversity on the race course! 
July 13-14                                                 Results
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