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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

Team Proctor dominates on day 1 of the  World Championship with a 3-1. Team Robles sits in 2nd with 12 points and Team Robinson in third with 13 points. 5 other boats are all within a few points. Very close racing.  
 May 16-21                                        Preliminary Results
Jody Starck, William Faude, Randy Borges/Tom Starck are your new World Masters Champions! The Starck Team edged out Team Beckmann on the final run for the win, Starck 12 points, Beckmann 13 points. Team Proctor won a tight battle for 3rd, with 21 points over Team Lutz with 22 points in 4th. 
May 12-16                                   Results            
Jenna Probst and her crew of Tom and Dave lead the Probst/Starck sweep at the Spring Classic.  Tanner Probst and his team won the tie for second over Deb Probst and her team.   
May 7-8                                    Results
Congratulations to Tim O'Brien, Ed Stacy and Mark Rickling for winning the DocGilbert Potomac Cup
May 7-8                           Results
Team Wagnon posts 4 bullets in the 6 race series to win the Indianapolis Open. Jeff Schmahl and team won the tight race for 2nd with 13 points. Team Florian finished 3rd with 14 points and Andrew Schmahl in 4th with 15 pts.    
Apr 30- May 1       Results
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