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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

The 1st Annual SELD Under 30 Regatta was a great success! 6 boats made it out to the line for 6 short course races. Team MacKenzie finished on top, with Team Sutton and Team DeLoach just behind. Racing was tight - Meet the competitors and read the awesome report! 
Oct 5-6                               Results and Report
Winning the final race, Team Constants did all they could in the PA Gov Cup but lost a tie breaker to Team Wardwell. Team Potvin were only 2 points back finishing 3rd. 
Oct 5-6                                                   Results
The all Family Team of Todd Wake and his sons, Ben and Doug won the Wawasee Regatta with 5 pts. Tom Klaban sailing with Chris and Kayla Matora were right behind them with 8 pts. George Sipel with Dan Synowiec and Amy Simonsen round out the top 3. 
Sept 28-29                                           Results
With multiple race winners, it was Team Coplan who finished on top at the Frigid Digit Regatta. Team Taboada 2nd place and Team Bauman won the close race for 3rd.  
Sept 28-29                                            Results
Team Proctor won the 7 race series at the Cedar Point Fall Regatta. They were followed by Team Goldman and Team Bogardus. Team Wing traveled to their first big regatta and Edson White took out his new Lightning for the first time.  
Sept 28-29                                            Results
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