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About the Lightning

  • Design: Sparkman & Stephens, 1938
  • Over 15,000 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




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Regatta Winners

1 point determined the winners of the 14 Boat  Leaf Peeper Regatta, in Burlington, VT. Congratulations to Chad Miller, Tayana Miller and John Hill for the victory! Hansen, Johnson, Owen Boat finished second and Team Brush was third. 
Oct 1-2  Results 
Tanner, Abbie and Jenna Probst won the tie breaker for first over Joe Starck and his team at the Hoosier Regatta. 29 boats at this annual event. Team Klaban was third. Mark your calendar now for the 2023 event!
Oct 1-2 Results                      
Congratulations to Vincent Ireland, Nate Ireland and Bridget Ireland on their first place finish at the Barebones Regatta.  Second place went to Jon Varley, Matthew Buchanan and Sean Dillon.  Third place went to Dave Samanich, Ed Auer and Rob Gaebert. 
Sept 17-18                         
Congrats to George Sipel for his first place win at the Bruce Goldsmith/Devils Lake Yacht Club Regatta.  Second place went to Craig Gabel and third place to Dean Dieball.
Sept 17-18          Results
 1 point difference between first and second place.  Congrate to Tom King and team for their first place win at the CAZ One Day.  Second place went to Clay Murphy and team with Kirk Reynolds and team in thrid.
Sept 17                                            Results
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