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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

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Recent Blogs

Regatta Winners

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
A perfect fall sailing day with 3 races made up the Fall Blowout Regatta. Team Sipel sweeps for first, Team Kalban finishes second and Team Mackay rounds out the top 3.  
Oct 5-6                                                 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
Winning the final race, Team Constants did all they could in the PA Gov Cup but lost a tie breaker to Team Wardwell. Team Potvin were only 2 points back finishing 3rd. 
Oct 5-6                                                   Results
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