Working a bit almost every day, often as little as just fifteen minutes, by August she was ready.
Three years later we are actively racing with our local fleet. We are reasonably competitive in the lighter winds, often placing and even winning some races in our year-long local fleet series. Occasionally we venture out to other regatta,s such as the Borderline and Dixie Districts. And you wouldn’t believe how cool it feels when the boat behind you sports a number over 15,000.
Among our favorite trips w’ the old boat is our annual pilgrimage to “the Wooden Lightning Get Together” in Syracuse the last weekend of July. A blast, very low key racing, and you can see some beautiful old Lightnings.