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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
Length: 19'0"
Beam: 6'6"
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 

Springboard Results:

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


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Updated 02/03/20