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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

Congrats to Sandy McMillan, Mac McMillan, Fletcher Allyn for taking dirst place in the Ohio District Championship.  The team of Don Schregardus, Tim Traber and Mike Mirachi took second place and in third place the team of Jon Varley, Matt Buchanan and Sean Dillon. 
June 18-19                                       Results
Tight racing for first and second place at the CNY District Championship & CAZ Flash Bash.  2 point spread between teams, Jimmy Barnash, Skyler Munger and Adelaide take the win with 5 point.  John Newell, Owen McDonald and Steph McDonald take second with 7 point.  In third Tom King, John King and Colin Palm take third with 19 point.
June 18-19                          Results
Geoff Becker, Josh Becker, Caroline Bourgeois take 1st with 4 Bullets in the Dixie Districts & No Gas Regatta.   Phillip Lange, Allister Thomson, Shelby Allen take 2nd and Trevor Prior, Matt Jay, Daniell Rau take 3rd.
June 11-12                Results
Congratulations to William Hofmeister, Becca Hofmeister, and Kurban Ali for taking 1st in the Mississippi Valley District Championship.  Coming in 2nd was Duane Hatch, Dave Young, and Bruce Richards followed by Timothy Naeser, Aria Gorska, and Denis Colby taking 3rd.
 June 11-12                                       Results
Bill Fastiggi, Suzy Coburb abd Lauren Flarherty topped the fleet of 13 boats from Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island for the Spring Lightning Regatta - Malletts Bay.  Calvin Lamosse, Emma Hawko and Charlie Morris took 2nd and Robert Shapiro, Jim Lerner and Eddie Wolfe took 3rd. 
June 4-5                                        Results            
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