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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 'Ricky' Open at Rickmansworth
The event for the Troy Trophy has been running for over 60 years
Posted on 20 May
Dinghy Sailing Cuppers at Oxford
Exeter win inter-collegiate two-boat team racing event
Posted on 14 May
1 week left of early-bird Firefly Nationals entry
A week of glamorous sailing and good vibe in Restronguet this summer
Posted on 1 May
Firefly Open at South Staffs
A shify breeze for the fifteen entries
Posted on 29 Apr
RYA National Team Racing Championship
Exeter University wins Prince Philip Trophy at Spinnaker
Posted on 28 Mar
Winning at last!
How did the Firefly class come to be at the 1948 Olympics in the first place?
Posted on 15 Mar
Book review: Uffa
Yachting's eccentric genius
Posted on 3 Mar
1948 Olympic Firefly wins Concours d'Elegance
At the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show
Posted on 24 Feb
Oxford Top Gun Invitational Trophy
Antense, high quality team racing all weekend, across two flights of Fireflys
Posted on 17 Feb
West Lancs YC hoping to revive the 24 Hour Race
Is your club is interested in competing, this September?
Posted on 14 Feb
RHS Suffolk Shiver Team Racing at Alton Water
Nine school teams compete in 3 boat team racing competition
Posted on 29 Jan
Firefly dinghies in the 1950s
A look back into our video archive
Posted on 17 Dec 2023
Tylecoate and Lucy win entry to Firefly Nationals
Loughborough pair win at BUSA Fleet Championships, earning this reward
Posted on 15 Nov 2023
Stuart Jardine passes away
One of the best known and most highly respected sailors in the UK
Posted on 12 Nov 2023
First six Ovington Fireflies delivered
Dundee University SC have taken delivery of the first flight from new class builder
Posted on 11 Nov 2023
Firefly Inlands 2023 at Rutland
Treacherous driving conditions thanks to Storm Babet
Posted on 3 Nov 2023
Eric Twiname Junior & Youth Team Racing Champs
Renowned regatta saw a huge 348 sailors turning up to participate
Posted on 23 Oct 2023
Firefly Travellers at West Oxfordshire
15 boats were treated to a classic 'old school' open meeting run by a fantastic club
Posted on 17 Oct 2023
Fireflys at Papercourt
13 boats for the final leg of the M25 series
Posted on 5 Oct 2023
Dell Quay Firefly Open overall
The morning after the night before..
Posted on 21 Sep 2023
Dell Quay Firefly Open Day 1
A healthy mix of the young and the young at heart
Posted on 16 Sep 2023
Firefly Nationals 2023 at Felixstowe overall
Steve Greaves & Amy Morris win final race
Posted on 29 Aug 2023
Firefly Nationals at Felixstowe - Gore Day
The fence has fallen!
Posted on 17 Aug 2023
Firefly Nationals 2023 at Felixstowe Day 2
Sound the Alarm!
Posted on 15 Aug 2023
Firefly Nationals 2023 at Felixstowe Day 1
Student Supremacy
Posted on 13 Aug 2023
Firefly Nationals 2023 Runners and Riders
There's just under a week to go until the event at Felixstowe Ferry
Posted on 5 Aug 2023
South Staffs Firefly Open
Six visitors were warmly welcomed at the club
Posted on 1 Aug 2023
Firefly class Itchenor Burgee
The Burgee's Back!
Posted on 7 Jul 2023
University of East Anglia SC update
Another record-breaking year to remember at UEA
Posted on 21 Jun 2023
Firefly South Westerns 2023 at Restronguet
A veritable swarm of 40 boats from all over the country
Posted on 7 Jun 2023
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Firefly UK Nationals Attendance
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'Ricky' Firefly Open for the Troy Trophy
© Jono Pank
'Ricky' Firefly Open for the Troy Trophy
© Jono Pank
'Ricky' Firefly Open for the Troy Trophy
© Jono Pank
'Ricky' Firefly Open for the Troy Trophy
© Jono Pank
'Ricky' Firefly Open for the Troy Trophy
© Jono Pank
'Ricky' Firefly Open for the Troy Trophy
© Jono Pank
Firefly Nationals 2023 at Felixstowe
© NFA
South Staffs Sailing Club Firefly Open
© South Staffs Sailing Club Media
South Staffs Sailing Club Firefly Open
© South Staffs Sailing Club Media
Chris Kameen and Poppy Armstrong win the South Staffs Sailing Club Firefly Open
© South Staffs Sailing Club Media
Marian and Tash Armstrong take on the family challenge during the West Kirby Sailing Club Easter Regatta
© Chris Gatenby
The difference between the Olympic boats and the main production run was the skilfully inlaid sail number and Olympic rings on the transom
© Dougal Henshall
Still ghosting along in the lightest of breezes, the glorious varnished finish, the Hamble River and the old Fairey Marine works as a backdrop
© Dougal Henshall
The Final Trials were held out on what would soon be the 1948 Olympic race area
© Torquay Library
Alton Water Frostbite Series Day 2
© Archie Hainsworth
GJW Direct 48th Bloody Mary
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
GJW Direct 48th Bloody Mary
© Mark Jardine
Firefly championships at Herne Bay in 1959
© John Clague
Firefly championships at Herne Bay in 1959
© John Clague
Dundee University Sailing Club have taken delivery of the first flight of Fireflies from new class builder Ovington Boats
© DUSC / Ovington
Dundee University Sailing Club have taken delivery of the first flight of Fireflies from new class builder Ovington Boats
© DUSC / Ovington
Dundee University Sailing Club have taken delivery of the first flight of Fireflies from new class builder Ovington Boats
© DUSC / Ovington
Dundee University Sailing Club have taken delivery of the first flight of Fireflies from new class builder Ovington Boats
© DUSC / Ovington
Dundee University Sailing Club have taken delivery of the first flight of Fireflies from new class builder Ovington Boats
© DUSC / Ovington
Dundee University Sailing Club have taken delivery of the first flight of Fireflies from new class builder Ovington Boats
© DUSC / Ovington
Dundee University Sailing Club have taken delivery of the first flight of Fireflies from new class builder Ovington Boats
© DUSC / Ovington
Dundee University Sailing Club have taken delivery of the first flight of Fireflies from new class builder Ovington Boats
© DUSC / Ovington
Ben Tylecoate and Alice Lucy win free entry to the Firefly Nationals, by winning BUSA Fleet Championships
© Dougie Bell
Firefly Inlands 2023 at Rutland
© Ted Ashworth
Steve Tylecoate and Alice Lucy win the Firefly Inlands 2023 at Rutland
© Fi Edwards