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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

The Finnish National Championship has been awarded going back to 1948, this year the all female team of Laura Pesola, Janiina Partanen and Merri Aro won the championship and are the first ever Female National Champions! 
Aug 10-12                                                     Results
With a 2-1 on the final day of racing Team Orlebeke wins the South Shore YC Corn Roast Regatta. With a 1 point advantage Team Pomeroy edges Team Laing for second. 
Aug 11-12                                                     Results
No wind on Saturday turned the Down Bay Regatta into a 1 day event. Team Coplan dominated with a 1-2-1. Rich Warren and his team just edged out Team Reiser by 1 point for second. 
Aug 11-12                                                     Results
Tanner Probst  and his team of sister Jenna and Maya Weber won the Junior North American Championship for a 4th time!  Robbie Robinson and his team finished in 2nd 4 points back. Team Wake rounded out the top three.  
Aug 3-5                                                         Results
Team Eagan continued to rule the Women's North American Championship on the final day to win the 2018 title. Team Jeffers finished 3 points behind and Team Walsh won 2 races on the final day to take 3rd place.  
Aug 3-5                                                         Results
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