The Fastest Lightning Sails on the Water

However you tweak your Lightning control lines, the best place to start is with a fast sail. That’s where North Sails comes in. With multiple cuts to choose from, you’ll find the ideal mainsail, jib, spinnaker combo for your Lightning setup. Power up with new sails from North.

Lightning SAILS

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Lightning NEWS

The 2021 Wild Oyster Lightning Regatta was held in Charleston this past weekend with David Starck, Kathryn and Christine Maloney besting 31 other teams in very challenging conditions in Charleston… Read More

For over 40 years the North Sails Lightning team has supported the Lightning Class and Lightning sailors by not only delivering designs that have dominated circuits all over the world… Read More

In this webinar, North Sails experts Zeke Horowitz and Brian Hayes explain and demonstrate basic rules according to the US Sailing “Racing Rules of Sailing”. Using a whiteboard, Zeke re-creates… Read More

Lightning Class Expert Brian Hayes and special guest Greg Fisher share tips on how the top teams change gears and keep the boat going fast in this interactive live session.

How wide is your groove? Sounds like a question from the ‘60s, doesn’t it? In this story, North expert Skip Dieball explains the upwind groove and tells us what to… Read More

According to the dictionary, “legend” is a person or thing that inspires. According to sailors, it describes a sailor who has performed and contributed to the point of being incomparable…. Read More

Lightning Results

2021 Victory
Wild Oyster Regatta
David Starck
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
2021 Victory
Cedar Point Yacht Club Fontelieu Regatta
Ched Proctor
1, 2, 3, 4, 5*, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
2021 Victory
North Americans – President’s Cup
Brian Hayes Jr
1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Are you a class champion? We would love to add your name to the #NSVictoryList.

Lightning CLASS EXPERTS

Lightning Class Experts

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Brian Hayes

Steelpointe Harbor, Connecticut Brian.Hayes@northsails.com
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Ched Proctor

Steelpointe Harbor, Connecticut ched.proctor@northsails.com

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