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ILCA Training Videos
2009 International Lightning Class Association Yearbook
This yearbook covers the 70th Anniversary of the Lightning Class. It looks back over the development of the ILCA, it's community, and the projects underway today to keep it alive and vital. Fleet and district reports as well as Boat Ownership Records are included.
All Four Lightning Training DVDs
Packaged in a special keepsake quad DVD holder:
Taming the Spinnaker Beast: "Taming the Spinnaker Beast" is the newest training video from the International Lightning Class.
Better Boat Handling: This one-hour video includes light, medium and heavy air boat handling lessons shot on the water over two days of filming in Annapolis.
Skipper/Crew Training: Champions Greg Fisher and Andy Horton show you step by step techniques for fast boat handling.
Tuning For Speed: Bill Fastiggi and Greg Fisher “show and tell” how to rig & tune a Lightning. They then show “what to look for” with on the water examples.
See detailed descriptions above.
Taming the Spinnaker Beast
Our new Training Video! Featuring US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman of the Year and Lightning World Champion skipper Jeff Linton, this new video illustrates useful techniques from basic to advanced work with the spinnaker. Crew members Bill Fastiggi and Amy Smith Linton demonstrate how to set and trim the spinnaker in a variety of conditions, how to recover from common mishaps, and how to douse the spinnaker.
Additional perspective is offered by the North American-Championship team of Skipper Matt Burridge with Dan Moriarty and Tobi Moriarty. This valuable training aid features analysis and instruction by Skip Dieball and Rick Bernstein.
Better Boat Handling — The Next Step to Higher Finishes
This one-hour video includes light, medium and heavy air boat handling lessons shot on the water over two days of filming in Annapolis. It is narrated, in detail, in a question-and-answer format, by North American Champions Greg Fisher and Rick Bernstein.
In addition, Greg Fisher and crew were microphoned during the filming, so you’ll hear real race simulated lessons and gather important insight into championship caliber crew/skipper communication.
This video features extraordinary video scenes shot by Rick, an award winning video producer by trade and producer of the previous two ILCA training videos.
DVD — $49.99
VHS — $39.99
Tuning For Speed.
Bill Fastiggi and Greg Fisher “show and tell” how to rig & tune a Lightning.
They then show “what to look for,” with on the water examples.
Lightning Skipper/Crew Training
Champions Greg Fisher and Andy Horton show you step by step techniques for fast boat handling. Tacks, sets, gybes, take downs... Directed by Rick Bernstein.
Quotes from the Boys:
Fisher “When it comes right down to it, it really does come down to the basics, this video is a great starting point for beginners to the experienced.”
Fastiggi: “The great thing about the Lightning Class is the available help from sail makers to the weekend racer. This video is another must have tool to help improve performance.