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Firefly

Firefly

Two man hiking dinghy with no spinnaker. Once an Olympic singlehanded class the Firefly has been around for 50 years and is an excellent team racing boat. The fleet also has a very active open meeting UK circuit.

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Show news Firefly Inlands at Rutland
Anticipation high after two years with no Nationals
Posted on 13 Oct
Eric Twiname Team Racing Championships 2021
Rutland and Royal Hospital School crowned champions
Posted on 11 Oct
Dell Quay Firefly Open
The oldest new event on the calendar
Posted on 3 Oct
West Kirby Firefly Open
Fantastic event attracts a number of hired out club boats
Posted on 20 Sep
How Sea Sure came to make the Firefly rudder stock
The team racing flights of Fireflys get put through a lot!
Posted on 26 Jul
Fireflys at Rickmansworth
Starting with tea, pastries and the inevitable bimbling
Posted on 22 Jun
Itchenor SC BSDRA Schools Week 2021 cancelled
After careful review of the recent announcement by the Government
Posted on 21 Jun
75th Firefly Nationals in Looe Cancelled
Following discussions with local authorities and many local businesses
Posted on 10 Jun
West Lancs 24 Hour Race 2021 cancelled
The club will concentrate on staging the 2022 race
Posted on 1 Jun
Uffa Fox 2022 Regatta announced
A series of events in Cowes to mark the highly regarded naval architect
Posted on 27 Apr
The winningest Wise Man
Charles Currey, an incredible sailor and a clever and insightful innovator
Posted on 18 Dec 2020
Hot Wood...
Dougal Henshall charts the success of Fairey Marine's moulded dinghies
Posted on 13 Nov 2020
Fireflys at Papercourt
Sunshine and a gentle but gradually increasing breeze, as well as tea and pastries
Posted on 13 Oct 2020
Honours Shared in Oxford-Cambridge Team Racing
2020 Varsity Match held at Oxford Sailing Club
Posted on 21 Sep 2020
National Firefly Class annouce rig modernisation
Sweeping rule changes to the 80-odd year old design
Posted on 1 Apr 2020
Dell Quay Sailing Club Longmore Series race 2
A great turnout of 15 boats with a good mix of ages
Posted on 28 Mar 2020
Returning Tallulah win 2020 Concours d'Elegance
Stunning Scorpion at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
Posted on 29 Feb 2020
Catch the sailing bug with the Firefly class
Meet a very sustainable class at the RYA Dinghy Show
Posted on 28 Feb 2020
58th Hamble Warming Pan preview
More classes will race on 29th March
Posted on 10 Feb 2020
Fireflys at West Kirby
Change of date, and club boats available, made for a big turnout
Posted on 9 Feb 2020
Exe Sails and Covers Starcross Steamer
The accuracy of the Great Lakes handicapping was proved again
Posted on 22 Jan 2020
Michael Goffe - Farewell to a thinking sailor
One of the great post-war generation of sailing giants
Posted on 4 Jan 2020
Firefly Open at Spinnaker
A total contrast to the conditions on Saturday
Posted on 4 Nov 2019
Tips for sailing with a young crew
What is different when racing with kids between the age of 6 and 12
Posted on 25 Oct 2019
Fireflys at West Oxfordshire
Bright sunshine and a gentle breeze for the 15 boats
Posted on 24 Oct 2019
2019 Eric Twiname Team Racing Championship
Over 390 races completed during a packed weekend on Farmoor Reservoir
Posted on 14 Oct 2019
Ronstan Firefly Inland Championship
A big Sendy Sunday courtesy of Storm Lorenzo
Posted on 11 Oct 2019
Eric Twiname Team Racing Championship preview
260 young sailors set for Farmoor Reservoir
Posted on 10 Oct 2019
Fireflys Fired Up for Ronstan Inland Championship
Prizes on offer, and there's still time to join in
Posted on 4 Oct 2019
Fireflys at Chipstead
60th running of the Walter Smith Cup
Posted on 25 Sep 2019
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Firefly UK Nationals Attendance
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Paul Kameen and Evie Snedker win the Firefly Inlands at Rutland
© NFA
The fleet downwind at the 2021 Dell Quay Firefly Open
© Caroline Fillery
Junior Crews at the 2021 Dell Quay Firefly Open
© Peter Blow
Winnners Stuart and Lizzie Hudson at the 2021 Dell Quay Firefly Open
© Becki Dicker
Startline during the West Kirby Firefly Open
© Alan Jenkins
Downwind leg during the West Kirby Firefly Open
© Alan Jenkins
Chris Kameen & Anna Leddingham chasing Marian & Angus Armstrong during the West Kirby Firefly Open
© Alan Jenkins
Smilers at the West Kirby Firefly Open
© Alan Jenkins
HCP2 Winners, Ian and Margaret Purkis with the magnificent Committee's Cup - Kippford RNLI Regatta Day at Solway YC
© John Sproat
How close to the Rough Island rocks do you dare go - Kippford RNLI Regatta Day at Solway YC
© John Sproat
HCP2 winners Ian and Margaret Purkis (Firefly) - Kippford RNLI Regatta Day at Solway YC
© John Sproat
The One Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week
© Peter Mackin
Jenny Smallwood and Phil Aldhous take second place in the Firefly open meeting at Rickmansworth
© RSC
Firefly open meeting at Rickmansworth
© RSC
Firefly open meeting at Rickmansworth
© RSC
Firefly open meeting at Rickmansworth
© RSC
Steve and Arthur Greaves win the Firefly open meeting at Rickmansworth
© RSC
Firefly open meeting at Rickmansworth
© RSC
Firefly open meeting at Rickmansworth
© RSC
75th Firefly Nationals in Looe Cancelled
© Frances Davison
2021 Hamble Warming Pan
© Catrina Clarke
A momentous day for dinghy sailing as the prototype Firefly is launched into the Hamble River
© Fairey Marine
Light airs sailing and making a race of it: Ian & Margaret Purkis, Firefly (centre) squeezing every ounce of energy from the light wind, in process of overtaking both the Flying Fifteens during the Solway Yacht Club Bumfreezer Series
© Solway YC
Dom & Sophia Johnson win the Papercourt Firefly Open
© Rachel Crebbin
Fireflys at Papercourt
© Rachel Crebbin
Fireflys at Papercourt
© Rachel Crebbin
Fireflys at Papercourt
© Rachel Crebbin
Fireflys at Papercourt
© Rachel Crebbin
Fireflys at Papercourt
© Rachel Crebbin
F001.20 rig testing
© NFA