LMYC Lightning Fleet


What exactly is a Lightning?



Design: Sparkman & Stephens, 1938
Over 15000 built
More than 500 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

Lightning Fleet Announcements

  • Great read Interested in a great book? We have a copy of Olin Stephen's autobiography: "All This and Sailing, Too". A great read for racing fans about the designer of the ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2012, 7:43 AM by Gail Miner
  • Join ILCA Lightning skippers and crew - it is not too late to join the International Lightning Class Association this year by going to the website and paying your dues online.  These reasonable ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2011, 12:43 PM by Gail Miner
  • Finally - a windy day! Sunday, July 17th turned out to be a delightful day for sailing.  We had a strong steady breeze out of the southwest, about 10 mph.  Mark Marussich on Race Committee ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2011, 12:06 PM by Gail Miner
  • Congratulations Spring Series Skippers and Crew The results are in for the 2008 Lightning Spring Series, and a hearty congratulations to all the skippers and hard working crew.  Rich Miner (crew: Gail Miner, Edgar Braendle) placed ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2008, 7:17 AM by John Incantalupo
  • Tobasco Arrives and Heats Up the Racing! Congratulations to Hank Jelinek on the launching of Tobasco (#11578), his new, fast, shiny - hot-sauce-colored Lightning!Hank and crew hit the lake running fast in the Marine Base ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2008, 7:16 AM by John Incantalupo
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