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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 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
UPDATED! The last regatta for the Dixie District was the Fall Fling Regatta. Team Neuman won with 3 firsts and Team Buczkowski posted all 2's for second place. Team Alman won the tie with Team Darrah for third. Read the full report.
Nov 2-3                                    Results & Report
Paul Whitesides and Team posted 3 firsts in the 4 race series to win the 60th Annual Midlands Regatta. Team Sawyer was just 2 points back for second and Team Montieth finished third. 
Nov  2-3                                                   Results
The fleet was blown out on Saturday with no racing at the Wild Oyster Regatta. Sunday brought 3 races in breezy conditions with three different race winners. Team Fisher prevailed by 1 point over Team Proctor. Team Davidson finished 3rd.   
Oct 19-20                                                 Results
Beautiful fall sailing at the Leaf Peeper on Saturday, Team Allan posted the picket fence for the win.  Team Fastiggi won the tight battle for 2nd over Team Landi. No wind on Sunday. 
Oct 12-13                                                 Results
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