2013 Wild Oyster Regatta Notice of Race

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:

2013 Wild Oyster Regatta Notice of Race

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.


Trophies and Friendship

Charleston Lightning Fleet 429 had it's year-end awards ceremony today at Taco Boy over lunch.  About a dozen people attended.

Fleet Championship trophies were awarded to:

  1. Lenny Krawcheck
  2. Patrick Hogan and Nancy Hagood
  3. Mark Marenakos

The group also talked about things we could do to make 2013 even better.  The main idea was that we travel as a block, whenever possible, to about 5 out of town regattas and announce our intentions so that others in the SELD also target those regattas.  The top names that I heard were:

  1. Deep South Regatta in Savannah (and the rest of the Southern Circuit)
  2. Wilmington's June regatta
  3. Wilmington's Atlantic Coast Championships
  4. North American's in Connecticut
  5. Augusta Halloween regatta

If you want to suggest other venues, everyone is open to suggestions.

Of course, the main in town regattas will be

  1. Hobcaw
  2. James Island
  3. Charleston
  4. Carolina — this event conflicts with the ACC's in Wilmington; so we should choose which to attend in 2013
  5. Wild Oyster

It was great to see everyone.  Greg Fisher mentioned that we might be able to have a cookout at the College of Charleston some time.

2012 Wild Oyster Notice of Race

Charleston Lightning Fleet 429 and the Carolina Yacht Club are happy to announce the release of the 2012 Wild Oyster Notice of Race (NOR).

Wild Oyster Logo

Wild Oyster Logo

In 2011, 37 boats raced in the regatta. We’re hoping to have more in 2012. Seventeen boats have already signed up. Please let us know if you’re coming by adding your name to Who’s Coming List.

Charleston Fleet has Strong Showing at Wrightsville Beach, NC Regatta

Eight of the 20 boats racing at CYC-NC were from Charleston. We had a strong showing with 3 of the top 4 boats:

2 Marenakos
3 Hamilton
4 Menis
10 Fairchild
11 W Sloger
12 Walling
15 Tyner
18 B Sloger

Final Results CYC-NC Lightning Regatta 2012

Final Results CYC-NC Lightning Regatta 2012

CYC-NC is an incredibly nice and fun place to sail and hang out. I encourage everyone from the Charleston Fleet to go to the regatta next yaer.

Special thanks to CYC-NC for another great regatta.

Justin and Jose Push Charleston Fleet to 17 Boats

The Charleston fleet continues to grow at a rapid rate. Justin Walling and Jose Biascoechea bought hull 14684, which I’ve nicknamed “Exotic Pet”, from Chris Hamilton. They hail from James Island Yacht Club. Please join me in welcoming them to our great class.

Chris is scheduled to debut his new Allen at the District Championships this weekend.

For a complete list of the Charleston Lightning Fleet, see http://charlestonlightning.com/charleston-boats/

So far 21 boats are slated to race at the Districts this weekend. For a list of the boats racing, see http://www.lightningclass.org/racing/calendar/eventWhoscoming.asp?ID=506&event=Southeast%20District%20Championship

2012 Southeastern Lightning District Championships Notice of Race

The 2012 Southeastern Lightning District Championships Notice of Race is now available. Click link to download it.


Friday May 4, 2012
1500 JIYC Grounds Open for early arrival.
1400 -1900 Lightning Lab clinc with Greg Fisher
1400-1630 on the water
1700-1800 tuning on land
1800-1900 will be classroom
1900 following clinic: social

Saturday May 5, 2012
900 Registration opens JIYC Clubhouse
1100 Competitors meeting JIYC Clubhouse
1300 Warning signal 1st race
1700 Social Hour JIYC Clubhouse
1800 Dinner JIYC Clubhouse

Sunday May 6, 2012
1100 Warning Signal 1st race
1400 No starts after this time
Trophies ASAP JIYC Clubhouse