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 2021.  Links to information on the event can be found by clicking on the event name:

DatesEvent
June 12-13Evans Regatta
TBDMidwest Districts (possibly combined with Evans)
July 31 – August 1Wilmette Harbor Race Weekend
August 14-15Corn Roast Regatta
August 28-29Brotz Regatta
September 25-26Red Flannels Regatta

In addition, the following regional and national regattas are scheduled for 2020.  Links to information on the event can be found by clicking on the event name:

DatesEvent
TBDBayview One-Design Regatta (Detroit, MI)
CancelledYouth World Championship (Sheboygan YC, Sheboygan, WI)
August 4-7Womens/Juniors/Masters (Pymatuning YC, Jamestown, PA)
August 8-14North American Championship (Edgewater YC, Cleveland, OH)
September 4-5Canadian Open (Thunder Bay, ON, Canada)
October 2-3Hoosier Regatta (Wawasee YC, Syracuse, IN)

Fleet 112 members are as follows:

Sail No.Name
 Radenz
8930Valentine
11307Hopkins
13589Lennon
13817M. Martin
13901Laing
14038Monday
14130Merkatoris
14193Kemmerling
14582Grahovac
14880Pomeroy
14911Tennity
15005Keller/Olson/Wickert
15081Gagnon
15137Adamski
15151Keller

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