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.
Ball Bearing Lead Car
Upgrading to an adjustable lead car system allows you to change your lead
under sail without having to tack to unload the car. The Micro CB traveler
cars are very small and lightweight, but strong—perfect for the Lightning.
This split boom vang lets you easily adjust the vang from both sides while
hiking. The 24:1 purchase uses lightweight Carbo blocks for the power needed
to control sail shape without adding weight to the boat. The cascading system
uses small high-tech line to help keep everything clean above deck.
Lightning Sailboat Parts and Equipment
We at Layline strive to be your source for Lightning Sailboat Parts and Equipment and all sailboat hardware, rigging, and sailing gear. With our focus on one design and handicap racing we can offer advice and reviews of what you need to compete. If you need any assistance selecting the appropriate Lightning Sailboat Parts and Equipment
please contact us. Our crew is ready to help!