Charleston Lightning T-Shirts

These stylish Charleston Lightning shirts come in 3 variations:

You can order them online from Zazzle.  You can change the shirt style or color to fit your likely. 

The design looks like this:
Lightning Charleston T-Shirt 2014-white-bg-01

Zazzle runs sales regularly. Save some money by using the promo code of the moment.

Wild Oyster Regatta — Register Online Now

The Charleston Fleet and Carolina Yacht Club invite you to come to the 4th Annual Wild Oyster Regatta!

  • In 2011, we had 37 boats.
  • In 2012, we had 39 boats.
  • In 2013, we had 65.

Come join us for another great Wild Oyster Lightning Regatta.

Online Registration is now OPEN and the NOR is posted.

Need a crew or want to crew? Post a note on the Logistics Notice Board.

Charleston Harbor Fleet Championship Standings – Updated Following CYC Open

With 4 of the 5 major Charleston Lightning regattas completed, the top 5 boats are:

  1. Eric Oetgen
  2. Nancy Hagood / Patrick Hogan
  3. Lenny Krawcheck
  4. Ben Spector
  5. Ryan Hamm / Joe Menis

For complete results, see this Google Docs spreadsheet.

Charleston Harbor Fleet Championship – Standings

With 3 of the 5 major Charleston Lightning regattas completed, it's time to post updated fleet championship standings.

The racing has been incredibly tight and fun.  Congratulations to the top 5 boats at this point:

1 Eric Oetgen
2 Greg Fisher
3 Nancy Hagood / Patrick Hogan
4 Paul Whitesides
5 Ben Spector

For complete results, see this Google Docs spreadsheet.

Who Coming to the 2014 Wild Oyster Regatta?

Come join us for another great Wild Oyster Lightning Regatta.

  • In 2011, we had 37 boats.
  • In 2012, we had 39 boats.
  • In 2013, we had 65 boats.

Beautiful all year long, Charleston is especially nice in October. Come join the fun and excellent racing. Plus there's a Greg Fisher sailing clinic on Friday and a fabulous shrimp boil and oyster roast on Saturday.

You can sign up the Class's Who's Coming Board.

Wild Oyster 2014 Poster

2013 Charleston Lightning Fleet Championship Results

Just in time for the start of the local 2014 season, here are the results from the Charleston Lightning Fleet Championship for 2013.

The rules are straight forward:

  • 5 Charleston Lightning Regattas – Hobcaw, James Island, Charleston, Carolina and Wild Oyster
  • 1 Throwout
  • DNS / DNF etc. = N+1 for a regatta

‚ÄčThe top five local boats forr 2013 were:

  1. Jeff Irvine
  2. Mitch Hall
  3. Greg Fisher
  4. Lenny Krawcheck
  5. Joe Pitcavage

You can see the complete results on Google Docs.

Dieball Sails Offering 20% Discount on Sails Threw December 10

Gotta love competition. Dieball Sails is offering Special Pricing, too. You can grab a 20% discount starting immediately. This special runs through December 10, 2013. They tell me, "There are no hoops to jump through or minimums to activate this special pricing."


The sails can be found here: http://dieballstore.com/classes/lightning/sails.html

Save 20% on Sails – Must Order by November 30

Brian Hayes from North Sails has arranged a 20% OFF deal if we can get together a fleet sails order by November 30 (Saturday).  He's counting Wilmington and Charleston as the same fleet.  He already sold enough sails at the Wild Oyster that he only needs 7 more orders to get the 20% discount.  If you're interetsed please file out the North Sails One Design Order Form – lightning (click link to download form) and talk to Brian.  I believe he needs both the order form and payment by Saturday.

Boathouse to be Open Friday Night

The Carolina YC will be opening up the boathouse — the building closest to the water and the hoist — for drinks on Friday Night.  Non-members can pay by cash; members can charge to their accounts.  Credit cards aren't accepted — maybe next year.

We'll also have beer in the boatyard so you can relax after Greg Fisher's seminar.