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Lightning Class News

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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

Recent Blogs

Recent Blogs
Recent Blogs

Regatta Winners

SELD Sailors desended upon Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club for the  Southeastern Lightning District Championship. Josh Putnam, Kate O'Donnell and Stanton Bost topped the 19 boat fleet. 
May 19-20                                                    Results
Robert Bernhardt, James McRae and Scott Kirchharr won a competitive series where the top three were separated by just one point at the SO District Championship
May 19-20                                                   Results
With 4 bullets, Craig Cobbum, Alon Finkelstein and  Jenn Millar won the No Gas Regatta at Severn Sailing Association. 
May 19-20                                                   Results
Doug Clark sailing his new Lightning won the Early Bird Regatta with Caroline Patten and Nick Aswad. The Team won 4 of the 5 races. 
May 19-20                                                   Results
It is always said that you need to be “leading at the cocktail party” if you want to win the Spring Classic - Tanner Probst and his team of Jenna Probst and Mikayla Ward kept the tradition alive!
May 19-20                                                   Results
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