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- 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
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We are back on the board! Racing resumed in Charleston with 8 boats on the line for the James Island Regatta. Lenny Krawcheck won the 5 race series. Drew Lisicki pulled ahead of Will Sloger who was OCS in R4. The High School Team headed by Carson Shaw made their Lightning debut.
Jose Hackerott has qualified to sail the Youth Worlds for a 3rd time by winning the 10 race Brazilian Jr National Championship with his crew Felipe Costa and Martin Chao. Teams Peixoto and Bernal finished 2nd and 3rd and will also represent BRA in Sheboygan in June.
Team Proctor wins the FL Winter Series with just 9 points. Team Bauman moved into second after the 4th and final regatta. Team Schneider finishes third. 44 teams participated in the series!
Team Starck wins the Helly Hensen St Pete NOOD Regatta. Team Faude wins the tie for second over Tanner Probst and his team. Lightnings were the largest one design fleet in the multi class regatta. Team Starck also won the big prize and will represent the St Pete regatta in October in the Caribbean.
With consistency Team Uscategui wins the 30th Annual Salinas Tomine Regatta. Team Team Santos wins race 5 to solidify second and Team Tamayo won race 6 to move into third. Great racing in Colombia!
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