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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




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Regatta Winners

John Winquist, Sanni Siira, Arttu Valonen dominated the 9 race Finnish National Championship. Lauri Hemming and his team won the race for 2nd. Matti Leppänen and his all family team finished 3rd by 1 point over the 4th place team of Niko Lappalainen. 
Aug 7-9                                            Results
Jed Dodge and Team won the 5 race one day Central NY District Championship.  Team King won the tie breaker over R. Hallagan Team for second. Jack Jones won the 2 person division. Leo Hallagan and Andrew Slade were the top Junior skippers in each division. 
Jul 25                                               Results
Youth won at the MI District Championship with the top three teams all sailing with teams under the age of 23. Tied going into the last race, Team Robinson edged out Tanner Probst and his team for the win. Abbie Probst and her team finished third, after loosing a tie breaker with her brother. 
Jul 18-19                                            Results
Team McGinity wins the 6 race series IN District Championship by 2 points over Team Lutz. Team Franceschini finished in 3rd - 1 point ahead of Team Wilder.  
Jul 11-12                          Results
Jake Hilger age 7 sails in his first regatta the Bay City YC Corona Regatta. Team Hilger ties for first, but it is Team Morin that comes away with the win. Team Klaban finishes in 3rd 1 point back. 
Jun 27                           Results, Report and Photos
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