Lightning Fleet 274
Lightning's at DSA
The Lightning steadily gained popularity in the post-war years. By the late 1950s, the class was the largest one-design class over 16 feet in length, with over 8000 boats registered worldwide. With the advent of fiberglass construction, growth of the class persisted. By the time of the 30th Anniversary Regatta in 1968, 11,000 boats had been built. The Lightning has survived against the proliferation of inexpensive, modern competitors by adopting technological advances at a pace reasonable enough to advance the design without making obsolete the thousands of boats still enjoyed all over North America and the world. Today, with some 15,000 boats built, the Lightning class is still one of the largest, most active sailboat classes in the world.
In 1968, and every ten years since, Skaneateles has welcomed the Lightning class home for the 30th, 40th, and 50th anniversary regattas. This year, the Skaneateles Country Club will host the 60th anniversary regatta. Each previous event has been a celebration of one of the most enduring one-design classes in the world. Each anniversary regatta has presented an opportunity for all aspects of the Lightning family, as originally envisioned by the Barnes¹ and Stephens¹ firms, to be realized. Experienced racers, sailing families, and casual cruisers will all come out to enjoy their boats and one another¹s company.
Memorial Day Weekend Regatta 2021
Arkabutla Lake, Delta Sailing Association, May 30, 2021, Report by Ruby. Memorial Day weekend was the official kickoff to the DSA 2021 sailing season.
DSA to hold Annual Meeting by ZOOM November 17
All members are welcome to join via ZOOM at 6 PM Tuesday, November 17, 2020. By now we are all used to expecting the unusual in 2020. Delta Sailing Association’s annual business meeting will be no exception. The meeting was scheduled to be held at the...
Video: 2020 Cotton Pickin’ Regatta
2020 Cotton Pickin’ Regatta makes statement that “DSA is alive!”
In this year that has seen many members boats damaged, some destroyed and lots of trees downed in our storage lot in a January tornado, plus pandemic-induced restrictions on a lot of our normal activities, the success of the September 20, 2020 Cotton Pickin' Regatta...
Sunday, Sep 20! Fine weather, plenty of water in the Lake! Let’s Sail! The Annual Cotton Pickin’ Regatta (Short Version!)
Mini COTTON PICKIN’ REGATTA Sunday, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM ! Things are different this year, and this one afternoon of sailing will be our annual COTTON PICKIN’...
DSA TO AUCTION 3 BOATS ON SEPTEMBER 20, 1:30 pm
This AUCTION OF DONATED PROPERTY is to be held at DELTA SAILING ASSOCIATION lot at Hernando Point on Arkabutla Lake, DeSoto County, MS at 1:30 PM, Sunday, September 20, 2020. All items are TO BE SOLD AS IS WHERE IS TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER WITH A $25....
Lightning Post #2
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Test Lightning Post
This is a test of the posts in the Lightning Only category. Those posts are only displayed on the Lightning class page and in the general post archives.