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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 Hayden was most consistent with a 3, 2 to win the Sanford Sailfest Regatta.Team Jeffers won the tie breaker for second over Team Schneider. Two races were sailed Saturday, no racing on Sunday. 
Dec 7-8                        Results and Photo Links
Team Tamayo are the 2019 Colombian National Champions.  The team won the final 2 races and overcame Team Uzcategui by 1 point. Team Valenzuela finished 3rd in 7 race series. 
Nov                                                        Results
Tricky winds at the King's Day Regatta proved challenging for the 20 boat fleet. Team Proctor sailed most consistent to finish 1st. Team Oetgen and Team Powell moved up into second and third on the final day.   
Nov 22-23                                              Results
Team Velez from ECU wins the 65th South American Championship. Team Davidson from the USA moved up to second by finishing just ahead of Team Santos from ECU in the final race of the series. Team Herman moved up to 4th and was the top female skipper. Team Cloos from ARG finished fifth and was our top youngest skipper.  
Nov 21-23                                              Results
Team Baxter won the tie breaker against young Olin Humphrey and Team for the win at the Jubilee Regatta Team Buziak finished third in the 5 race series. 
Nov 9-10                                                Results
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