Ever attentive to the needs of even their youngest clients, Sparkman & Stephens realized in the early 1950's that a smaller version of the LIGHTNING would be very popular with junior skippers. The BLUE JAY(nicknamed the "BABY LIGHTNING ") included all of the thrills of its big sister, including a spinnaker, and was likewise available in kit form for home construction. Of course, the boat turned out to be a success with older folk as well; in fact, the first BLUE JAY fleet in San Francisco Bay was helmed entirely by adults!
Plans are available for amateur construction for $75. The kit includes a sail number, a class yearbook and a set of construction plans.