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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 Allan Terhune, Sarah Chin and Madeline Baldridge for winning the US PANAM Trials on the final day with 2 bullets. Team Proctor finished 2nd and Team Diaz in 3rd.  
May 5-7 Results
A perfect score, 5 bullets for Bob Wardwell, Bucky Buchanan and Sam Dutilly at the Moonshine Regatta. Team Buczkowski (13 pts) finished second by edging Team Cabrall, third place (15 pts) in the final two races.  
Apr 22-23                    Results and Regatta Report
Light air and tight racing at the Copa del Pacifico, Team Robles won 2 of the 4 races on the first day to take the lead and ultimately the regatta since racing was canceled due to no wind on both the second and final days. A three way tie for second was won by Cristobal Perez and Team. Team Moraga and Team Parodi finished 3rd and 4th respectively. Team Saba qualifies VEN for the Pan Am Games. 
Apr 5-9 Results
David Starck, Debbie Probst and Jenna Probst won the 13 Race Southern Circuit Series on the final day with 59 points. Team Proctor won the 88 point tie for second over Tanner Probst and his team. Bobby Starck and his team finished in fourth with 111 points and Team Allen finished in 5th with 123 points. 
Mar 18-25 Results
Congratulations to Bobby Starck, Adam Starck and Buck Rathbun for winning the Deep South Regatta with 24 points. David Starck and his team won the 25 point tie for second over Team Proctor. 
Mar 23-25 Results
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