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" I presented at a number of regattas and spoke with many passionate sailors along the way-- on both coasts and in between. The regatta that stands out most is the Lightning North American Championships in Sodus Bay, N.Y. Sailors from 10 to 85, participated. I had never been to Sodus Bay, on Lake Ontario, but it was a beautiful scene and the competition was first-rate. Olin Stephens, who designed the Lightning, would've been proud."
Gary Jobson (Reflections on an Endless Summer, Jobson Report, Sailing World Nov/Dec 2009)

Championship Event Information:

Lightning Class archived news items


2016 archives

2016 - ILCA Message for College Sailors


2015 archives

2014 archives

2013 archives

75th Anniversary Slide Show

Tribute to Richard Hallagan

2012 archives

2011 archives

2010 archives

Ed Adams - Newcomer to the Lightning Class, sails the Southern Circuit and Wins!


2009 archives
Championship of Champions - 2009 Program


2008 archives

Lightning Class World Champion Jeff Linton, US Sailing Rolex Man of the Year
Interview of Jeff Linton by Bob King
US Sailing One Design Council presents the 2007 Leadership Award to Bill Fastiggi and Allan Terhune
US Sailing One Design Council presents the 2007 Service Award to Greg Fisher
Jody Swanson, two time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year

Background Source Material:
ILCA Districts and Fleets
E Flashes newsletters
Class Officers 2009
Records of Lightning Class Champions
70th Anniversary Regatta by Peter Huston

Podcasts
70th Anniversary Regatta
Wooden Lightnings
Lightning Labs
St Pete Lightning Lab – 1
St Pete Lightning Lab – 2
St Pete Lightning Lab – 3
St Pete Lightning Lab – 4
Boat Grant Program
The 1960s & the 1974 Cleveland NAs
1975 Hilton Head NAs, 1976 Sheybogan NAs and the 1982 Buffalo NA
1984 Youth Worlds-MRYC and Present Day

2008 Slide shows (photos available full res from the Class Office)
2008 photos

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