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Lightning Class News

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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

John Newell and his team of wife Mandy and Owen MacDonald win the North American Championship - Qualifying Series. The MacDonald Family Team of Larry, Joy and Julianne won the tie breaker with David Starck, Jody Lutz and Dylan Farrell.   
Aug 12-13                                               Results
All girls team of Jenna Probst, Tess Weber and Becca Jordan win BCC Youth Invitational with all 1's and 2's! Robbie Robinson and his team were second and Evie Walcott and team finished strong with 2 firsts to take third. 
Aug 3-4                                                   Results  
The Colombian District saw some action in their  July Regatta. Team Tamayo took the honors. Team Ramirez finished 2nd and Team Castillo in 3rd.  
July 27-28                                               Results
Tight racing at the Carolina YC Invitational where the Lightning was the largest fleet with 16 boats! Team Davidson edged out Team Parshall in the tie breaker to win.  
July 27-28                                                Results
Team Jody Starck wins the Canadian Open and Lake Erie District Championships  in the last race of the regatta. Team David Starck finishs 2nd and Team Newell in 3rd. Jamie Allen and Team finish 4th and are the top Canadians. 
July 27-28                                                 Results
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