Build a Lightning Class Racing Sloop


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The Lightning Class was originated with the idea that a small, inexpensive yacht could be developed to serve both as a safe, comfortable day sailer and as a fast, hard-driving racer with performance equal to, or better than much larger craft. It was also necessary. to create a boat that could be inexpensively built, both by professionals and amateurs. The designing job was submitted to one of the foremost firms of naval architects in the country, who had designed everything from dinghies to the Ranger, America Cup Racer. Result was the 19-foot Lightning, and in her trials at Skaneateles, N. Y., she proved herself a fine boat in all respects, and well worthy of her famous designers.  The Lightning is simple in construction, and hence easily within the scope of the averaee amateur builder, even of limited experience.

28 pages, 4 plate(s)


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