Nearly There

Nearly There

Hi Folks, sorry for the sparse updates these last few weeks, I have been working away. Back now and will try and get back on track with updates and posts etc. We’ve had some great feedback from the dinghy show and the LN stand. The new two part mast arrangement have had rave reviews and John received a new LN order to boot. We have an extensive range of good second-hand boats on the For Sale page at the moment, which is fairly typical for the start of the season. I hope the flow of boats to sell keeps going throughout the season. We are...

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Dinghy Show

Dinghy Show

So folks, its the dinghy show this coming weekend. Everything is prep’d for the stand We have loads of new goodies on show, including the new two part mast kit, a masterpiece of design by John C. Very, Very simple to use, Full or SR rig, variable stiffness top sections. Pretty much everything you could want in a simple flexible design. The stand will be manned by LN experts all day for both days, so plenty of people to chat too about LN’s and sailing them. There is lots of other sailing stuff on show too, not a good as a Lightning...

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Just to get you in the mood

Just to get you in the mood

so, its been a long, long, wet, wet, windy, windy winter. Just to get you back in thge mood for a bit of LN sailing again, We’ve posted up two new photo galleries, both from 2013 and both very different. Whitefriars was supposed to be – well according to the forecast – a light and sunny day. We have sun okay, but it was joined with a very solid 20-30 mph right across the lake all day. Surprised a few but some really nice sailing with the BM brigade. The Rum and Mince Pie, saw a super strong turnout, in some of the lightest...

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Subs, Subs, Subs…

Subs, Subs, Subs…

So folks, have you paid your SUBS. Just sixteen pounds gets you all the Class can offer; a super open series on all kinds of water, Class training days, the first one in April, Rupert’s Yearbook, full of all things LN, and access to the Members only section of the Website. If you’re into your Lightning then CA Membership is a must. It’s all very simple, grab the form off the website membership page, fill in the details and post off to Sue with a Cheque for £16.00, or do the form and just transfer the £16.00 bank to bank, or...

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New Season Fast Approaching

New Season Fast Approaching

So the new season is fast approaching, boats are starting to appear on the ‘For Sale’ page and everyone seems to be finishing off all that boat fixing and generally getting ready for the start of sailing. Talking of getting started, have you considered what you want covered on the training day and posted on the forum. Paul is still looking for ideas and suggestions about what people would like to see us work on. Remember you get to practice it all the next day in the first open of the season. We are kindly being hosted by...

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Whitefriars Training Day

With our rapidly approaching start to the season at Whitefriars Paul is starting to put his mind to the training day and what we should be covering. As we have now run quite a few training sessions Paul thought it would be good to put the question to the lightning fraternity to see what you would like to know on the day and we can tailor the sessions to suit the most common themes. For example, as with most years there will be an element of boat handling and starting as well as general discussions on rules, but if there are any specific...

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