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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

Jeff Hayden tied for first with the Probst duo who co-skippered the events in the FL Winter Series. Both teams posting 8 bullets. Hayden won the tie breaker with additional 1st place finishes. John Bauman finished in 3rd with 13 points. 
Nov-Apr                                         Results
Jenna Probst took the helm to win the St Pete NOOD with her mom Debbie and brother Tanner as crew winning 6 of the 10 races. Team Bauman finished in 2nd and Team Jeffers in 3rd. 
Apr 2-4                                           Results    
Team Starck dominates Southern Circuit, Team Fisher finishes in 2nd and Team Gonzalez in 3rd.   
Mar 20-27                                      Results
Team Starck wins the Deep South Regatta for the 6th time after 4 races in great Savannah conditions. Team Fisher finishes in 2nd just 4 pts back. Team Velez in 3rd with 23 points.
Mar 26-27                        Results
David Starck, Tom Starck and Jenna Probst won the Winter Championship after a 9 race series. Jeff Hayden and his team of FSU Alumni Sailors finished second. Team Fisher third. 
Mar 20-24                                     Results
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