The Lightning, a 19-foot trailerable 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 planing.
There's room in the cockpit for two couples or a family to daysail. 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.