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About the Lightning

  • Design: Sparkman & Stephens, 1938
  • Over 15000 built
  • More than 500 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

Sunshine, warm temps and great breeze delighted sailors at the Helly Hensen St Pete NOOD Regatta. Local Michael Zonnenberg, Michael Booker and Trudy Crowley won 4 of the 7 races to take the 2018 title. 
February 16-18                                               Results
2018 Kicked off with the New Year's Regatta in Sanford, FL. The Youth Team of Jeff Hayden, Brian Hayes, Jr. and Meredith Ryan won the last 3 races to win the regatta. This team will represent the US at the Youth Worlds in Greece this summer 
2018                                                                 Results
David Van Cleef wins the Southwestern District Traveling Circuit
2017                                                                 Results
Felipe Robles, A Guevara, N Robertson win the Chilean National Championship in Pucón, Chile
December 29–31                                           Results
Steve Hayden, David Moring, Arial Harrington win the Santa Sailfest Regatta, Lake Monroe Sailing Assn, Sanford, FL
December 2–3                                               Results
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