2015 Charleston Lightning Racing Schedule

  1. James Island YC Open – 6/20-21/2015
  2. Hobcaw YC Open – 7/10-11/2015
  3. Charleston YC Open – 7/17-18/2015
  4. Carolina YC Open – 7/24-25/2015
  5. Wild Oyster Regatta at CYC – 10/24-25/2015 with an informal clinic on 10/23/2015


Charleston Lightning Championship – 2015 – Standings Following James Island YC Open

With 1 of the 5 major Charleston Lightning regattas completed, the top 5 boats are:

  1. Eric Oetgen
  2. Ezra Zankel
  3. Jon Colarusso
  4. Lenny Krawcheck
  5. Mark Marenakos

For complete results see this Google Docs spreadsheet.



Lightning Night at Carolina Yacht Club – Wednesday, June 17 at 6 p.m.

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.


Charleston Harbor Championship – 2014 FINAL RESULTS

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:

  1. Eric Oetgen
  2. Nancy Hagood / Patrick Hogan
  3. Lenny Krawcheck – wins tie-breaker with Ben Spector
  4. Ben Spector
  5. Ryan Hamm / Joe Menis

For complete results, see this Google Docs spreadsheet.

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.