- James Island YC Open – 6/20-21/2015
- Hobcaw YC Open – 7/10-11/2015
- Charleston YC Open – 7/17-18/2015
- Carolina YC Open – 7/24-25/2015
- Wild Oyster Regatta at CYC – 10/24-25/2015 with an informal clinic on 10/23/2015
With 1 of the 5 major Charleston Lightning regattas completed, the top 5 boats are:
For complete results see this Google Docs spreadsheet.
Reigning North American Champions and Charleston residents Greg and Jo Ann Fisher along with North Sails One Design expert Zeke Horowitz will be holding a Lightning clinic under the boathoase at the Carolina YC on June 17 at 6 p.m. Our own Lenny Krawcheck will be hosting the event.
Lightning sailors and prospective Lightning sailors, please join us.
In 2014, 68 different Lightnings raced in Charleston, including 61 at the 4th Annual Wild Oyster Regatta. Our annual Harbor Championship consists of 5 regattas – Hobcaw, James Island, Charleston, Carolina and the Wild Oyster.
This year the top 5 boats are:
Congratulations to David Starck on his second win in 4 years.
Many thanks to all who traveled to attend the regatta.
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With 4 of the 5 major Charleston Lightning regattas completed, the top 5 boats are:
For complete results, see this Google Docs spreadsheet.
The 2013 Wild Oyster Regatta will be held on November 9-10 at the Carolina Yacht Club. We are looking forward to seeing a whole bunch of Lightnings in Charleston again this year.
Click the link below download the NOR:
You can see a list of the boats that have already committed on the class's Who's Coming list.
In addition to being a great event on it's own, the regatta is part of the Southeastern Lightning District circuit and the final event in the Charleston Harbor Lightning Championship.
Carter Cameron, son of John Cameron, won the Club 420 National Championship this past weekend in Wisconsin. Carter's crew was Ian Dilling, of Mount Pleasant. They posted finishes of 1-11-8-7 to win by five points over the second place boat from the host club, Lake Geneva Yacht Club. Sixty crews from across the US competed. Carter, 16, is a rising Junior at Wando High School, and is the "A" skipper on the sailing team. He's employed by the College of Charleston Sailing Center as a dock hand. Carter has both crewed and skipped in local Lightning events.
We've moved the 2013 Wild Oyster Regatta to November 9-10, 2013, with an informal afternoon on the water clinic / practice hosted by Greg Fisher on November 8 starting around 2 p.m.
We changed the dates for the regatta to avoid conflicts with the Annapolis Frigid Digit, the Championship of Champions in Columbia and the Bluenose in Tennessee.
In 2014, the regatta will likely be on the 4th weekend in October. We'll announce the date for 2014 after consulting with the other fleets.
Thank you for your support. We've had 37 and 39 boats the past 2 years and are looking forward to another great regatta in 2013.