Guild 10846 " Two Boys"
"Two Boys" was acquired in
1998 for $500 in "neglected" condition. It is a 1968 Jack Helms Fiberglass
Lightning with trailer, Aluminum Mast, Two sets of Sails, and two
spinnakers. It required a major overhaul which it got in 98/99.
I grew up spending summers in
Keeler's Bay with FOUR Wooden Lightnings moored along Kibbe Point. Sailed a
1968 vintage "Old Town" Canoe for 30 years before getting the
Lightning. Canoe is still sailing with us in Keeler's Bay. My immediate
neighbors sail "Flying Scotts."
I am teaching my wife/kids to
sail and expect to teach Sailing Merit Badge to my son's Boy Scout Troop.
|Kathy Manning 11754 "Rite
After 20 years of
sailing, 13 years of racing, certified sailing instructor, and various
cruising experiences in Virgin Islands etc, Kathy bought her Lightning in
August 2000. Her regular crew was Marta Goodwin and Anne Laramee.
Little 13156 "Blue Storm"
We purchased our Lightning in
2000 from Stan White, who built the boat. As a
family, we enjoy day-sailing and occasional racing
(usual crew is David, Eric,'84,
and Matt, '86). David's sailing background
includes junior sailing at MBBC
in the late 50's and early 60's, college sailing at Harvard in the
late 60's and early 70's, and a variety of small
sailboats and racer-cruisers in the 70's and 80's
and Erik Johnson 14056 "KarlErik&Kate
Karl and Erik
got their boat from Fleet 301's honorary member Ray Harrington in the fall
of 1999. They have been on a high learning curve since that point. They
finished 4th in the NA's Junior Class in 2001, qualifying for the Jr.
Worlds, and won US SAILING's triple handed championship (Sear Cup) in Brick
NJ in September. They enter Dartmouth in the fall of 2002.
Gardner's 15237 "HOT
Mark, Lynn & Bretton bought their
boat (14050) in the spring of '98 as a family affair! Bretton took over the boat in
2000. Mark "acquired" an Inter Mountain hull and an old
Allen deck in November 2005 from Ray Harrington. They also purchased
11331, an older Allen which they are using for a parts and pieces boat
to finish the project.
Their goal is to have "HOT
Flash" ready for the 2005 season. All the pieces are there... just has to
Ed started sailing in 1953 on
the lower Hudson River and then joined MBBC in1968 after moving north. "I
bought Zoom in 88 to replace #12967. Except for this year (motor trouble), I
alternate one design racing with Conference racing on Carina (C&C Redwing
30). I've had a number of different crew over these many years."
|Robert and Lea Ann Smith
When Robert met Lea Ann in 1987,
he was working for Barient winches in Santa Ana, CA. They did lots of PHRF
racing on the CA coast. When they moved east, they wanted to race a boat of
their own. "The Lightning fleet at MBBC seemed pretty active, so we bought #
14438 to see if we'd like it. We do."
Dick bought Ciao new in 1991,
having previously owned #6308 and 11560. Dick's two son,
Bill and Rick both sail Lightnings.
sailin been veery good to me!
The Brush's 14680 "Wild Goose"
Don grew up on Lake Dunmore in the 1960's and has
been sailing a Lightning ever since. Donwon the New England
Districts in 1996.
His daughter, Kate began racing a Lightning with Kurt Kling in 1998. We expect the the
Brush's winning ways will be kept going for many years.
Don has trained several of the Jr racers over the years, including, Andy
Horton, Sean Carrol, Erik and Karl Johnson, Bretton Gardner and his
daugher, Kate Brush...
Dave Gorman 14905
Dave bought his first Lightning in
1994. His goal was to sharpen his skill for the J-35 program. Dave won the
J-35 Nationals in 1997, parked the big "J" in the boat yard and bought
another Lightning "just in case he needed a spare". Dave races his Lightning
every weekend throughout the summer. Dave is also races
in Montreal at the Royal St. Lawrence YC.
14876 "Southern Cross"
Janice is the only US Sailing Judge on Lake
Champlain. She is the present Master (Commodore) of the Malletts Bay Boat Club and is very
active in the fleet. This is Janice's third Lightning. Her previous boat was rear-ended
and destroyed on the way to a regatta in the fall of 1997.
When not sailing her Lightning, Janice spends time on her Tanzer 22 "Windsong".
Patrick Zachary and Kika Bronger 14972 "The-new-un"
Patrick and Kika's
first Lightning weighed in just a little less than the hull number...
9875????. Their second boat, 13888, "What Now" served them well. Their
newest adventure should be a real threat!
Dutcher 14958 "Scallywag"
Having crewed on a
Lightning in college, Bill squandered the next few decades racing
motorcycles and windsurfers. In Jan 2001, he bought Bill Fastiggi's #14958
and sailed primarily with son Christian and friend Will Boericke, but with
some MBBC series help from Jen Parot and others. "Scallywag"
won the 2001 MBBC Midweek Overall Series and Fall Sunday Series, and placed
9th in the NA's President's Cup."Our first year's been a great learning
experience and a lot of fun. Can't wait for next
Fastiggi 15058 "Danger Kitty"
As a wee lad, Bill
crewed at MBBC for his dad, Dick and mom Pat and later with brother Rick.
Now, decades later, his ace team mate and partner Suzy Coburn sails with him
much anytime he leaves
the dock! Bill raced on the Kings Point National Champion Collegiate
sailing team, won the 2000 Pan Ams in Lightnings with Andy Horton and
Heather Rowe, and nabbed 2nd in the 2000 NAs, among his many
accomplishments. For the past 16 years he's been
with Shore Sails.
Horton 15089 "Still Thinking"
Andy Horton has been sailing Lightning's since 1993.
He finished 3rd at the NA's in 1997 and won the New New England Districts in 1998. He
won1994 ISSA National Team Racing Championship while at
Hobart College, and won a gold medal at the 1999 Pan Am
Games(Along with crew Bill Fastiggi and Heather Rowe, both from Fleet 301)
He also finished 1st in the NA's in '99
Andy may very
well be one of the best sailors in the country, and we're as proud as hell about his
accomplishments! Go Andy!
Rowe and Tim Ambrose 15060 "Crunch Time"
took the big step... they bought a Lightning... Heather won the Women's
North American Championship in 2001 on her first try!