Sailing and Crewing on a Lightning
The following are articles and other information that have been identified
as particularly helpful to Lightning Skippers and Crew Members.
Article written by Pat Dolan appearing in LSC's Crew Notes May 23, 2003.
and Disconnecting Lightning Shrouds
Mike Moody and Pat Dolan report the following method for disconnecting or connecting
the shrouds without adjusting the turnbuckles will enable you to avoid having
to readjust the tension in the shrouds each time you step or unstep the mast.
from a Capsize
Article on ILCA website by John Schneider with information on
how to recover from a Lightning capsize.
Art of Crewing - Mastering the Forward Crew's Position
Article on ILCA website by Adam Walsh, winning forward crew at the Lightning
1997 North Americans.
Ched Proctor, North American Champion in 1993 and 1994, tells how to trim the
foresail in this article on the ILCA website.
June 1997 Article from ILCA website written by Hale Walcoff, 1991 World Champion.
Sail Trim to Help Turn Your Boat
Written by David Dellenbaugh, 1991 World Champion, appearing on ILCA website.
Upwind in a Chop
By Greg Fisher, 1990 North American Champion, on ILCA web site.
1993 North American Champion Brian Hayes wrote this article. On ILCA website.
Weight and Weight Distribution
Article from ILCA website written by Robert Smither.
the Going Gets Light
An article from the ILCA website on light air sailing by Greg Fisher.
Wind Sailing - Depowering for Speed
How to keep the boat sailing fast and under control in heavy winds. An article
on the ILCA website written by Tim Healy, 1997 North American Champion.
In this ILCA website article, 1987 Junior North American Champion and 1990 Canadian
Open Champion Dave Starck explains the mysteries of jib sag.