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For Sale – Boats and Spares:

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Date Photos Description Price Contact
Present New Boats (Ready to Sail) £5,450 John Claridge
New boats are available from John Claridge Composites. A number of options are available with new boats, therefore please consult John’s pricelist here. Lightning Price List
Tel: 01590 674821
30 May For Sale LN96 £500 Peter
SAIL No 96 – built 1983

Cut-down ‘storm’ sail and launching trolley included.

Good condition for its age, with some wear and tear and patched gelcoat. Will need new sail to win serious races, but present one quite adequate for cruising and informal racing. New boat cover.

Buyer to collect – no road trolley – Collection only


Kept at Weir Wood reservoir near Forest Row and East Grinstead in East Sussex. (RH18 5HT).

Lying Weir Wood, East Sussex

Tel:01444 483835
10 Jun For Sale LN263 £600 Rupert
SAIL No 263

Famous in the class for its unique colour scheme, 263 is a well sorted boat with controls that work, a decent sail, a bottom that is pretty smooth for its age, no leaks, a good boom up cover (meaning that rigging consists of pulling the sail up and hooking on outhaul and Cunningham) and a nice trolley.




The downsides are the faded to brown hull, the star cracking on the deck and various bits of white gelcoat on the blue decks. All in all, a great Lightning to join in with a fun bunch of sailors!

Lying Whitefriars SC Swindon

Tel:07772 786398
7 Jul For Sale LN191 £850 Stephen
SAIL No 191 is a two owner boat from new, with a water tight hull, old decron sail – still good for club racing.

General condition is good as you would expect for a boat with so few owners. Cover is two year old and in very good condition.

The offer includes the original trailer and trolley (trolley with new wheels) – a combi trailer supplied with the boat when new.

The trailer is in excellent condition – no rust.- serviced/greased once a year.
The trailer tyres are showing cracks but still hold pressure from year to year.

E-mail preferred as I am away a good deal.




Lying Bath

Tel:01225 873 289
31 Jul For Sale LN58 £550 Julian
One owner since new in 1981, Reluctant sale due to tempus fugit, underused recently
Condition good for 35 year old boat.

Under deck dual controls, 2 masts, 1 split & 1 whole. New Mylar sail plus the original, and new cover.

Road trailer, serviceable but not pretty. No launching trolley.



Lying in Swanage (BH19 2JE)

Tel:01929 426314