We currently own a 19' Lightning.  A little bigger than I intended for our first boat, but a decision we never regreted.  It is small enough for 2, big enough for 4.  We have practiced man overboard drills with our dogs (they fall in on their own) but have not had the courage to test its righting abilities.  Our goal is to live aboard a sailboat, ready to cruise at a moments notice.  For now, please enjoy this link:
the Internet Sailing Community

UPDATE:  2002

We purchased a larger boat and promptly sold our Lightning.  We will miss her and the fun we had, but she is with a great captain who will be sailing her in the Fleet 50 Regattas.  We wish Drew and Redline all the best.

For pictures and information on our new boat, please go
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