||Lightning Fleet 391
Lake Hartwell/Western Carolina
Anderson, South Carolina
Fleet Captain: Dennis Baker
Fleet Secretary: Lisa Baker
14412 Yea Baby!!! Dennis Baker
11090 Baby Doll II Available to borrow
11771 Wasabi Bill Sloger
12102 Gene Linville
12613 Brent Benson
11396 Light'n Up Frank Mendenhall
14313 The Blue Boat Bland Burkhardt
6294 Greased Lightning Sam Albergotti
Sparkman & Stephens, 1938
Over 15200 built
More than 500 fleets worldwide
Displacement: 700 lb
Draft (board down): 4'11"
(board up): 5"
Mast height: 26'2"
Sail area (main & jib): 177 sq.ft.
(spinnaker): 300 sq.ft.
Crew (racing): 3
International Lightning Class Association
Columbia Sailing Club, Fleet 440
Wrightsville Beach, Fleet 511
Augusta Sailing Club, Fleet 257
Lake Lanier Sailing Club, Fleet 348
2009 Springboard Regatta Results
2010 Springboard Regatta Results
2011 Springboard Regatta Results
2012 Springboard Regatta Results
2013 Springboard Regatta Results
2014 Springboard Regatta Results
2015 Springboard Regatta Results
2016 Springboard Regatta Results
2017 Springboard Regatta Results
2018 Springboard Regatta Results
Lightning Fleet 391 is part of the Southeastern Lightning District and races on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, South Carolina. We are affiliated with and sail out of the Western Carolina Sailing Club. We race on Saturdays or Sundays beginning in March and running through November. We race in a mixed fleet under the Portsmouth Handicap system. We race against MC Scows, Buccaneers, Flying Scot's, Lasers and Force 5's.
|The Lightning, a 19 foot trailer-able centerboard sloop, was originally designed by Sparkman & Stephens in 1938 as an affordable family day-sailor and three person racing boat. She 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, with nearly 500 fleets. The Lightning's rig is simple, but offers sophisticated sail shape controls. The hull features a unique hard chine design that combines the stability that provides sail-carrying power, with flat bottom sections that promote planing. The International Lightning Class Association protects the boat's design and licenses custom and private builders to build boats under its administration. A list of Lightning builders is available on the ILCA website.
Fleet 391 Contact - Dennis Baker at DKB_4_98@yahoo.com
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