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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

"Good enough for who it's for..." the Devils Lake Bruce Goldsmith Memorial Regatta was a celebration of the Bruin, 13 years missed. With all top 3 finishes Mark Allen and his team of Jeanne and Amy took the top honor. 
Sept 14-15                        Results and Report  
Ned Hinds and Team won the last three races to win the Ed Hinds Memorial Bow Lake Regatta. Team Shapiro finished with 15 pts and Team Cunningham finished third. This regatta also served as the NE District WJM Championships. 
Sept 14                              Results and Report
The West coast sailors ventured back to Eugene, OR for the Pacific Coast Championship where Team Bush won the Championship Trophy. Team Stong and Team McCallum finished in 2nd and 3rd. 
Sept 7-8                                                Results
Coming back from an 8 in the first race, Team Morin wins the Whitecap Regatta with all top 3 finishes. Team Klaban sailed to a strong 2nd place while Team Garrison rounds out the top 3.   
Sept 7-8                                                 Results
Dave Peck and team put up a picked fence this weekend at the CT Governor's Cup. The team won with 5 first place finishes. Gianni Cuccio dusted off the boat to finish 2nd. Josh Goldman was one point behind Cuccio for 3rd place. 
Sept 7-8                        Results and Drone links
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