Hello and welcome to yet another new feature of the Lightning 368 Class Association. Flashbytes is a Class e-mail newsbrief, providing the latest happenings around the Class. It is short, to the point and hopefully useful for CA members and others interested in the Class.


The next Class event is the Noble Marine, Inland Championships on the 24th Sept, which is now to be held at Manor Park, Staffordshire, very easy to get too, just past Birmingham off the M6. Our events are very friendly and informal. Manor Park is a small family friendly Club. You can find more details and the Notice of Racing: HERE

Next on our agenda is Dorchester on Thames, on the 15th October. Located just south of Oxford, Dorchester have a really nice little lake
with plenty of space, another great venue. More details and the Notice of Racing: HERE

Pop along and see what Class racing is all about, you will find a friendly bunch of people, willing to help. We pride ourselves on our welcoming, friendly approach, both on and off the water. Take a look at the Class forum: HERE

Boats for Sale

The following boats are for sale, good boats at keen prices move very quickly.

  • LN65     Lying Bath
  • LN261   Lying Uxbridge, Middlesex
  • LN131   Lying Bedford
  • LN97     Lying Biggin Hill, Kent
  • LN166   Lying Southport, Lancs
  • LN260   Lying Essex
  • LN282   Lying Oxford

You can find full details, prices and contact numbers for all the boats above: HERE


Congratulations to Matt Hopkins and Stephen Armstrong, who both sailed in the National Schools Sailing Association Championships. Not only did they both sail very well, Matt coming second to Steve Cockrell in the pursuit race, they both a great job promoting the boat and the Class. You can read about their exploits in their website blog HERE

Stephen also sailed his first open meeting at the Up River event recently. A hurricane that weekend proved a tough challenge for everyone, but Stephen battled through. You can find more views about the open HERE