Lightning Fleet #24
Welcome to the Lightning Class
The Lightning, a 19-foot trailer able centerboard sloop, designed by Sparkman & Stephens as an affordable family day sailor and racing boat. She has evolved into one of the most popular and competitive one-design racing classes in the world. 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 planning. There's room in the cockpit for two couples or a family to day sail. The Lightning is easy to launch and light enough to trailer with ease. In the event of a capsize, she can be righted and sailed dry by her crew. Get "The Best of Both Worlds." Get into a Lightning! Click Here to Join the Fleet.
Read More about the boat and Class. Visit the International Lightning Class.