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 Fleet 112 Winter Meeting Minutes can be found HERE

The following is the schedule for Midwest District events for 2023.  Links to information on the event can be found by clicking on the event name:

June 17-18Evans Regatta NOR SI
July 8-9Midwest Districts (South Shore Yacht Club)
July 29-30Wilmette Harbor Race Weekend
August 26-27Brotz Regatta

In addition, the following regional and national regattas are scheduled for 2023.  Links to information on the event can be found by clicking on the event name:

May 6-7Indianapolis Open (Indianapolis SC, Indianapolis, IN)
July 22-23Loon Lake Regatta (Temple Reef SC, Thunder Bay, Ontario)
August 1-4Womens/Juniors/Masters (Metedeconk River YC, Brick Township, NJ)
August 5-11North American Championship (Toms River YC, Toms River, NJ)
August 19-20Amethyst Weekend (Temple Reef SC, Thunder Bay, Ontario)
September 9-10Central Canadian Districts, 2nd Half (Temple Reef SC, Thunder Bay, ON
Sept 30 – Oct 1Hoosier 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