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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

 Congratulations to Vincent Ireland, Nate Ireland and Bridget Ireland on their first place finish at the Barebones Regatta.  Second place went to Jon Varley, Matthew Buchanan and Sean Dillon.  Third place went to Dave Samanich, Ed Auer and Rob Gaebert. 
Sept 17-18                         
Congrats to George Sipel for his first place win at the Bruce Goldsmith/Devils Lake Yacht Club Regatta.  Second place went to Craig Gabel and third place to Dean Dieball.
Sept 17-18          Results
 1 point difference between first and second place.  Congrate to Tom King and team for their first place win at the CAZ One Day.  Second place went to Clay Murphy and team with Kirk Reynolds and team in thrid.
Sept 17                                            Results
The first place tie went to Bob Shapiro, Ryan Gershuny and Jim Lerner at the Massabesic Aunnual Regatta with Ted Hardenbergh, Mark Hardenbergh and Aran Nathanson taking second.  Taking third was Eli Matson, Jim Breen and Shamus Matson.
Sept 17-18                                  Results
The final day of the North American Championship, was breeze on! David Starck, Jenna Probst and Debbie Probst persevered and won the 8 race series with 30 points. Tom Starck and his team won the final two races and finished in second place. Parker Colantuono and his team finished well for third.
Sept 16-18                              Results 
All bullets for Doug Wake with crew Jason Bemis and Noah Halleman at the Roman C. Brotz Memorial Regatta. Alex Cox, Travis Halls and Dylan Halls take second place 1 point ahead of Richard Walsh, Monica Walsh and Cameron Whalley in third.  
Aug 27-28                               Results
Tight racing for the Squam Lake One Day Regatta.  Brian Hayes Jr. along with crew Chris Schon and Kyle Stuart finish in first place.  Finishing second Bob Shapiro with crew Jim Scammon and Brad Winslow and finishing in third place Ted Hardenbergh with Tommy and Mary Hardenbergh.
Aug 20-21                                     Results
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