Class Contact: Laura Jeffers, Executive Secretary
Class Contact Email: email@example.com
Class Contact Phone: 727-942-7969
Class Website: lightningclass.org
LOA: 19 ft.
Beam: 6 ft. 6 in.
Draft: 4 ft. 11 in.
Weight: 700 lbs.
The Lightning offers a combination of performance and stability that eludes most one-designs. The Lightning's hard chine and 130 lb centerboard give her the stability and power of a small keel boat going to weather in strong winds and allow her to carry a very large spinnaker for breathtaking off wind rides. The Lightning's rig is simple, but offers sophisticated sail shape controls.
Our 19-foot trailerable centerboard sloop has evolved into one of the most popular and competitive one-design racing classes in the world. Awarded ISAF International Class status, the Lightning is sailed in more than 13 countries and in the Pan American Games, and the class provides a professionally-managed association that is among the largest in all of one-design sailing.
If you're looking for a boat you can be proud to sail, one that offers dinghy handling with the performance of a sportboat, a refined design that's free of fads, complete with the technology of today for both racing and daysailing - Get The Best Of Both Worlds. Get into a Lightning.