Lightning Fleet 112

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Lightning Fleet 112

Welcome to the web page for Lightning Fleet 112.  The Lightning, a 19-foot trailerable centerboard sloop, was originally designed by Sparkman & Stephens as an affordable family daysailer and racing boat. It has evolved into one of the most popular and competitive one-design racing classes in the world.  The Lightning's rig is simple, but offers sophisticated sail shape controls. The hull features a unique hard chine design that combines the stability that provides sail-carrying power, with flat bottom sections that promote planing.

Sailing out of Windjammers Sailing Club, Fleet 112 hosts club races on Thursday evenings from May to September.  A racing schedule can be found HERE  The current sailing instructions for fleet racing can be found HERE

Fleet 112 also has hosted the annual Evans Regatta since 1970.  A listing of past champions can be found HERE

For more information on the Lightning class and the local, national and international regatta schedule, visit the International Lightning Class Association (ILCA) website HERE  The Fleet 112 Facebook page can be found HERE  The Midwest District Facebook page can be found HERE

The Fleet 112 Winter Meeting Minutes can be found HERE

The following is the schedule for Midwest District events for 2019.  Links to information on the event can be found by clicking on the event name:

Dates Event
June 8-9 Evans Regatta
June 29-30 Midwest Districts (Sheboygan)
August 3-4 Milwaukee Bay One Design
August 24-25 Brotz Regatta
September 21-22 Red Flannels Regatta


In addition, the following regional and national regattas are scheduled for 2019.  Links to information on the event can be found by clicking on the event name:

Dates Event
June 1-2 Bayview One-Design Regatta (Detroit, MI)
June 8-17 World Master, European and World Championships, Espoo, Finland
July 6-7 Great Lakes Championship (Lasalle, MI)
July 13-14 Loon Lake Regatta (Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada)
July 27-28 Canadian Open (Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada)
August 6-9 Womens/Juniors/Masters (Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada)
August 10-16 North American Championship (Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada)
August 24-25 Amethyst Weekend (Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada)
September 7-8 Central Canada Districts, Part 2 (Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada)
September 29-30 Hoosier Regatta (Syracuse, IN)


Fleet 112 members are as follows:

Sail No. Name
11307 Hopkins
13589 Lennon
13817 M. Martin
13901 Laing
14038 Monday
14130 Merkatoris
14193 Kemmerling
14582 Grahovac
14880 Pomeroy
14911 Tennity
14994 Reichelsdorfer
15005 Keller/Olson/Wickert
15081 Gagnon
15137 Adamski
15151 Keller


A historical listing of Fleet Champions and Fleet Captains for Fleet 112 can be found HERE

If you have additional information you would like to see added, please contact Craig Pomeroy  

Updated May 19, 2019