With over 15,000 boats,the Lightning has 60 years of tradition behind it. This competitive 19-foot trailerable centerboarder is one of the most competitive one-design classes today. But whether you're interested in serious racing or just want to go for a ride, the Lightning gives you what you're looking for. Some great sailors have been 'struck by Lightning': Ted Turner, Dennis Conner, Ken Read, Bill Shore, and Greg Fisher to name a few.
Length: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Beam: 6 ft 6 in (2 m)
Displacement: 700 lb (318 kg)
Sail Area (main & jib): 177 sq ft (16.4 sq m)
Spinnaker: 300 sq ft (28 sq m)