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Old 05-06-2013
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Re: My sons were asking

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Originally Posted by paulk View Post
... and as Caleb suggests, it blew about 25 knots. Coming from Long Island Sound, we had never planed in the boat before. We were all High School students, and weren't as heavy as many of the older sailors. To keep the boat flat ...
I can only add to that I recall getting my Lightning up on a plane a few times in wind around 15 - 18 knots, maybe less with only two adults on board. A few times with my wife on board on a broad reach and another time with a sailing buddy when we raised the spinnaker and nearly crossed LI Sound from Huntington to Stamford, CT at a screeching pace.
The Lightning can go just like lightning but a lot can go wrong quickly when you are going that fast. Still, it is a blast to sail one if you can keep it from capsizing.
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