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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

14376    Wicked                      Mike Phelan

11090    Baby Doll II                TBD

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


2009 Springboard regatta

International Lightning Class Association

                    

Design:
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

 

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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.  We also host/participate in a regatta in late March that is a part of the Southeastern Lightning District travel series called the 2009 Springboard.

      

 

 

 

 

        The Lightning, a 19 foot trailerable 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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