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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 West Oxfordshire Firefly Open
A friendly greeting of bacon sandwiches and a light SSW breeze
Posted on 27 Oct 2022
UF50 Celebration attracts over 1000 visitors
With over 80 Uffa Fox-designed boats visiting Cowes over the weekend
Posted on 24 Aug 2022
Uffa Fox 50 Celebration Regatta Day 2
Veteran skipper Jeremy Vines remains unbeaten
Posted on 20 Aug 2022
Uffa Fox 50 Celebration Regatta Day 1
Jeremy Vines aces the fleet
Posted on 20 Aug 2022
At least 60 boats to celebrate Uffa's legacy
The celebration of his legacy was initiated by the Atalanta Association
Posted on 14 Aug 2022
Firefly Nationals at Tenby day 4
Not-so-Big Wednesday
Posted on 11 Aug 2022
Over 60 entries for Uffa Fox Celebratory Regatta
This promises to be a feast of nostalgia and some great sailing
Posted on 10 Aug 2022
Firefly Nationals at Tenby Day 3
Reports of sailors wheeling trollies of booze proved, thankfully, to be correct
Posted on 10 Aug 2022
Firefly Nationals at Tenby Day 2
Good ol' fashioned drifter
Posted on 9 Aug 2022
Firefly Nationals at Tenby Day 1
Fleet raring to go after two years without a championship
Posted on 8 Aug 2022
Firefly Comeback Champs runners and riders
Despite an unholy trinity of pressures, 43 boats are ready in Tenby
Posted on 6 Aug 2022
LLSC S2S Dinghy Race - Sunrise to Sunset
Leigh & Lowton's new long-distance race proves a hit!
Posted on 24 Jun 2022
Free entry and ferry discounts for all
In the Uffa Fox 50 Celebration 2022
Posted on 17 Jun 2022
Classic dinghies at Llangorse
Vintage challenging inland conditions
Posted on 6 Jun 2022
Firefly Nationals early entry ends next week
Taking place at Tenby from 6th to 12th August
Posted on 5 May 2022
Entries now open for Uffa Fox Regatta
Uffa's designs to race from Cowes this August
Posted on 13 Apr 2022
Uffa Fox 50 Celebration preview
Cowes organisations unite to commemorate sailor and designer this August
Posted on 27 Feb 2022
WLYC withdraws the 24 Hour Dinghy Race
Concern about the event's viability in years to come
Posted on 21 Jan 2022
A busy year ahead for Tenby Sailing Club
Including hosting the Firefly, Enterprise and Redwing nationals
Posted on 20 Jan 2022
Spinnaker Firefly Open
A few sore heads after the Firefly 75th Anniversary Dinner
Posted on 8 Nov 2021
Twisted Tube Random Pairs Team Racing at Spinnaker
Nineteen eager Firefly crews gather on Saturday
Posted on 8 Nov 2021
West Oxfordshire SC Firefly Open
Not always about the sailing!
Posted on 1 Nov 2021
Firefly Inlands at Rutland
Anticipation high after two years with no Nationals
Posted on 13 Oct 2021
Eric Twiname Team Racing Championships 2021
Rutland and Royal Hospital School crowned champions
Posted on 11 Oct 2021
Dell Quay Firefly Open
The oldest new event on the calendar
Posted on 3 Oct 2021
West Kirby Firefly Open
Fantastic event attracts a number of hired out club boats
Posted on 20 Sep 2021
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 2021
Fireflys at Rickmansworth
Starting with tea, pastries and the inevitable bimbling
Posted on 22 Jun 2021
Itchenor SC BSDRA Schools Week 2021 cancelled
After careful review of the recent announcement by the Government
Posted on 21 Jun 2021
75th Firefly Nationals in Looe Cancelled
Following discussions with local authorities and many local businesses
Posted on 10 Jun 2021
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Firefly UK Nationals Attendance
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Even in fairly benign conditions sailing a Firefly singlehanded can be a demanding task
© Dougal Henshall
Uffa Fox 50 Celebration regatta
© John Green
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby - Day 4
© Alistair Mackay
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby - Gore Cup afterparty
© NFA
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby - Gore Cup afterparty
© NFA
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby - Gore Cup afterparty
© NFA
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby - Day 4
© NFA
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby - Gore Cup afterparty
© NFA
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby - Day 4
© Alistair Mackay
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby - Gore Cup afterparty
© NFA
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby - Gore Cup afterparty
© NFA
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby - Day 4
© Alistair Mackay
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby - Day 4
© Alistair Mackay
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby - Day 4
© Alistair Mackay
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby - Day 4
© NFA
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby day 3
© Alistair Mackay
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby day 3
© Alistair Mackay
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby day 3
© Hamish Walker
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby - Crews Union
© Chloe Harding
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby day 2
© NFA
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby day 2
© NFA
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby day 2
© NFA
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby day 2
© NFA
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby day 1
© Warwick University Sailing
2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby day 1
© Warwick University Sailing
Wooden Firefly and vintage Flying Fifteen during the Notts County SC Regatta
© David Eberlin
LUSCish during the Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club S2S Dinghy Race
© Rebecca Fleet
Guy Davison and Bethan North win the CVDRA Open at Llangorse
© Robert Dangerfield
Guy Davison and Bethan North win the CVDRA Open at Llangorse
© Robert Dangerfield
A windy Tiger Trophy at Rutland Water
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk