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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

Historic Charleston Harbor delivered 6 races with breeze, summer sun and warm water for the James Island Regatta.  Congrats to 1st place finishers Andrew Bercovici, John Cameron and Amy Woodard.  2nd place finishers Will Sloger, Logan Hankel and Sean Hannigan and 3rd place finishers Craig Bennett, John Bennett and Michael Burton.

June 15-16 Results
Shifty wind provided 4 races Saturday and 1 race Sunday for the NJ Governor's Cup with Clint Neuman finishing in 1st place, Glenn Smyth finishing in 2nd place and Hugh Hutchinson in 3rd place.
June 15-16 Results
16 team participated in the CNY Districts & Cazenovia Flash Bash with top 3 being Clay Murphy, Peter Murphy and Melody Blackmore finishing in 1st place.  Tom King, Roy Ingham and Aaron Griffith finishing in 2nd place, and Jed Dodge, Rick TenEyck and Annie Dodge finishing in 3rd place.
June 15-16                       Results
The Michigan Distrcit Championship ended with Jim Allen and team taking 1st place.  Tom Klaban and team taking 2nd place, and Scott Harris and team taking 3rd place for the weekend. 
June 15-16  Results
Congrats to the top 3 finishers from the Combined NE + CT/RI District Championships this past weekend. Bill Healy, Caroline Healy and Kristen Healy finished in 1st place.  2nd place went to Connor Godfrey, John Henry Ring and Julia Shannon-Grillo.  3rd place finishers Ched Proctor, Meredith Killion and Tom Proctor.
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