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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

Saturday saw 3 very challenging light-air races in before the wind died at the No Gas Regatta. . Sunday morning arrived with gusto and made up for the lack of wind on Saturday with breezy, shifty conditions that kept everyone on their toes and made the scores very competitive!  At the end, with only 6 points separating first through fourth place. Craig Cobbum, Jon Guth and Miles Guth were the champs!    
May 20-21                    Results and Regatta Report
With 3 bullets out of the 6 races, Tom Starck with crew David Starck and Ryan Ludic won the Spring Classic with just 14 points. Team Godfrey finished in 2nd with 25 points and Ryan Ruhlman and Team finished in 3rd with 27 points. 
May 20-21 Results
Tom Klaban, Beth Groesbeck and Liam Hansere posted a perfect score with all bullets to win the Lake Lansing Tune Up Regatta. A tight race for second was won by Team Morley with 16 pts. Team Siegle was third with 17 pts.  
May 20 Results
The forecast was wrong and competitors got in 8 races at the Potomac Cup Regatta. Team Alsalam edged out Team Prior by 3 points for first. Team Astrove finished in 3rd. 
May 13-14 Results
It all came down to the 6th and final race to determine a winner at the Indiana Open. Team Wagnon edged out Team Thomas by 2 points for the top two places. Another close race for 3rd was won by Team Beckmann by 1 point over Team Warner. 
May 6-7 Results
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