The Lightning, a 19-foot centerboard dingy, is the largest of the club's fleet boats. The Lightning is raced with a crew of three under a mainsail, jib, and spinnaker. More than 18,000 Lightnings have been built and fleets exist throughout the world. Veteran racers are eager to share their skills with novices and help them acquire the skills with novices and help them acquire the skills they need to win.
The Lightning is a big family daysailing boat with performance features. It's easily sailed by two people, raced by three, but can carry four adults (and maybe a few kids) for daysailing.
The Lightning is popular among post-collegiate racing sailors as there is a large contingent of younger sailors, boats can be found at all price points.