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Lightning Class News

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About the Lightning

  • Design: Sparkman & Stephens, 1938
  • Over 15000 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

Congratulations to Will Sloger for his first place finish in the Southeastern Lightning District Traveling Series. Second place honors goes to Elaine Parshall. Third to John Sawyer. Most improved this year goes to Bill Sloger. 
Ched Proctor, Will Jeffers and Monica Morgan win the King's Day Regatta. Team Beckmann nips Team Schneider by 1 point for second. 
Nov 17-18                                                   Results
Team Mauk wins the tie breaker to win the Jubilee Regatta over Team Jeffers. Team Killebrew rounds out the top 3. 
Nov 10-11                                                  Results
Big breeze at the Hampton Fall Fling! Team Alman wins 5 of the 7 races for the win. Team Prior edged out Team Buczkowski for second. 
Nov 3-4                                                       Results
Boat Grant Recipients Ryan Davidson and his team won the Midlands Regatta! Team Lawless finished in 2nd and Team Sloger in 3rd. 
Nov 3-4                                                       Results
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