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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

Felipe Robles, Carmina Malsch and Paula Herman continue their success and are the 2022 Chilean National Champions! with a perfect score. Second - Team Perez, third - Team Gallyas and fourth - Team Herman were determined by 1 point. Perfect conditions for 3 days of racing in beautiful Pucon!
Dec 28-31 Results
Congratulations to Felipe Robles, Carmina Malsch and Paula Herman the 2022 South American Champions! Team Robles from CHI edged out Team Biekack from BRA on the final day for the top spot. Team Martinetti from ECU rounded out the top 3.  
Dec 3-7 Results
Congrats to Ryan Davidson, Greg Fisher and Jo Ann Fisher for winning the Kings Day Regatta.  with 12 points! Second place went to Team Harris with 15 pts and third place to Team Constants with 16 points. Six races were completed in "chilly" conditions!
Nov 19-20 Results
Mark Allen, Jim Thompson and Judson King dominated the return of the Bluenose Regatta.  They won without sailing the last race! Second place Team Davis and Team Wagnon finished third. Plans are already being made for 2023!
Nov 12-13                                      Results
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 
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