Lightning Fleet 112

Welcome to the web page for Lightning Fleet 112.  The Lightning, a 19-foot trailerable centerboard sloop, was originally designed by Sparkman & Stephens as an affordable family daysailer and racing boat. It 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.

Sailing out of Windjammers Sailing Club, Fleet 112 hosts club races on Thursday evenings from May to September.  A racing schedule can be found HERE  The current sailing instructions for fleet racing can be found HERE A listing of past Fleet Captains and Fleet Champions can be found HERE

Fleet 112 also has hosted the annual Evans Regatta since 1970.  A listing of past champions can be found HERE

For more information on the Lightning class and the local, national and international regatta schedule, visit the International Lightning Class Association (ILCA) website HERE  The Fleet 112 Facebook page can be found HERE  The Midwest District Facebook page can be found HERE

The following is the schedule for Midwest District events for 2024.  Links to information on the event can be found by clicking on the event name:

June 8-9Evans Regatta NOR SI
June 29-30Midwest Districts (Windjammers Sailing Club)
July 20-21South Shore Regatta
July 27-28Wilmette Harbor Race Weekend
August 24-25Brotz Regatta

In addition, the following regional and national regattas are scheduled for 2024.  Links to information on the event can be found by clicking on the event name:

May 4-5Indianapolis Open (Indianapolis SC, Indianapolis, IN)
July 13-14Loon Lake Regatta (Temple Reef SC, Thunder Bay, Ontario)
August 3-6Womens/Juniors/Masters (Buffalo Canoe Club, Ridgeway, Ontario)
August 7-11North American Championship (Buffalo Canoe Club, Ridgeway, Ontario)
August 17-19Amethyst Weekend (Temple Reef SC, Thunder Bay, Ontario)
September 14-15Central Canadian Districts, 2nd Half (Temple Reef SC, Thunder Bay, ON)
September 28-29Hoosier Regatta (Wawasee YC, Syracuse, IN)

Fleet 112 members are as follows:

Sail No.Name
13817M. Martin

If you have additional information you would like to see added, please contact Craig Pomeroy