75 Years of Lightning Sailing
What has it meant to you?
Special 75th Anniversary Project
Together, we're doing a great many things to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the International Lightning Class. There will be parties. There are already special membership stickers for our boats. There will be special glassware for the Southern Circuit that you can then buy afterward...lots of stuff!
What Does It All Have in Common?
It symbolizes 75 years of how together, we are something big and powerful and lasting, that's made up of a lot of individual experiences and commitments...of families and new boats and old boats and great friends no longer with us and new babies who are now winning the North Americans. We're made up of memories...of late nights in the boat house or behind the spinnaker curtains at the Spring Classic or fixing holes as big as your head overnight after a little crash...or of that 20 knot plane over 9' waves at the World Championship that will never be forgotten. You get the point. There are a lot of personal memories in our 75 years and we'd like to find a way to remember them.
That's Where You Came In
We received many personal photos and also scanned and copied many from our vault. They symbolize something you just love or loved about Lightning sailing. We took those photos and made it a part of something truly special—something we can keep for a long time. And something we can share with people who don't know Lightning sailing like we do.
The Final Product
A Special 75th Anniversary Moasic Poster! Everyone that was in attendence at the Saturday night banquet that was held in March during the Southern Circuit took home this special poster. All of these photos make up the large main photo from the 2006 Youth Worlds in Finland, appropriate, since it is our youth will be the ones that will take the Class into the future. Please click on the poster to view a slide show of photos included on the poster.
A special thank you to Fleet 262 member Jan Mattix for putting this design together. Extra posters are available in the Class Store
Missed the first opportunity?
If you have any further photos to include in the photo slide show, please send the photo to email@example.com
. Please do us a favor and put the names of people in the photo, the location and date, if known, in the subject line or in the body of the email. Please, don't send a paper picture. It's 2013, you can scan a photo and email it...or you can find someone who will be happy to help you.