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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 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
Team Schneider held onto the lead to win the  Atlantic Coast Championship - Master's Division. Team Cabrall moved up to second and  Team Phelan maintained third. 
July 13-14                                                 Results
No sailing during the first day at the Great Lakes Championship. Two races were held Sunday, Rob Linden and Team won with 4 points. Team Sipel won the tie for 2nd with Team Morin. 
July 6-7                                                      Results
Due to Weather no racing at the MW District Championship. Championship is re-scheduled to be sailed with the Brotz Regatta Aug 24-25. Registered Skippers from the June event qualify for the NAC. 
June 29-30                                       Registration List
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