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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 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
West Lancs YC 24 Hour Race
Night-time wind picks up and causes capsizes in the dark
Posted on 17 Sep 2019
73rd Firefly National Championship overall
Epic conclusion in Lyme Regis
Posted on 3 Sep 2019
73rd Firefly National Championship day 5
Big breeze and bigger seas for "Thunder Thursday"
Posted on 23 Aug 2019
73rd Firefly National Championship day 4
Shifts and shenanigans on Gore and Marlow day
Posted on 22 Aug 2019
73rd Firefly National Championship day 3
Sparkling crews' day in Lyme Regis
Posted on 21 Aug 2019
73rd Firefly National Championship day 2
'Big Monday' delivers big in Lyme Regis
Posted on 20 Aug 2019
Fireflys gear up for Lyme Regis
73rd Firefly National Championship: The pinnacle event of the year
Posted on 8 Aug 2019
67th Itchenor Schools Week
Almost 300 competitors in Fevas and Fireflys
Posted on 8 Jul 2019
Firefly Southwestern Championship at Restronguet
They say the best things come to those who wait...
Posted on 19 Jun 2019
Fireflys ready for Restronguet
48th annual Firefly Southwestern Championship this weekend
Posted on 20 May 2019
Links
Firefly UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

Photos

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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
Concours d'Elegance judging at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
© Mark Jardine
Dom and Issy Johnson in F4234 'Vadar' at the 2019 Firefly Nationals in Lyme Regis
© Frances Davison
The Firefly class is popular with recent graduates
© Frances Davison
Jono Pank and Helena Lucas in F1954 'Pogie' at the 2019 Firefly Nationals in Lyme Regis
© Frances Davison
Inspecting the ceiling is a typical post-race activity at Firefly events, even for the National Champion
© Frances Davison
18 boats make the first open meeting of 2020 at West Kirby, just before Storm Ciara hit
© WKSC
18 boats make the first open meeting of 2020 at West Kirby, just before Storm Ciara hit
© WKSC
18 boats make the first open meeting of 2020 at West Kirby, just before Storm Ciara hit
© WKSC
18 boats make the first open meeting of 2020 at West Kirby, just before Storm Ciara hit
© WKSC
18 boats make the first open meeting of 2020 at West Kirby, just before Storm Ciara hit
© WKSC
18 boats make the first open meeting of 2020 at West Kirby, just before Storm Ciara hit
© WKSC
18 boats make the first open meeting of 2020 at West Kirby, just before Storm Ciara hit
© WKSC
18 boats make the first open meeting of 2020 at West Kirby, just before Storm Ciara hit
© WKSC
18 boats make the first open meeting of 2020 at West Kirby, just before Storm Ciara hit
© WKSC
18 boats make the first open meeting of 2020 at West Kirby, just before Storm Ciara hit
© WKSC
18 boats make the first open meeting of 2020 at West Kirby, just before Storm Ciara hit
© WKSC
18 boats make the first open meeting of 2020 at West Kirby, just before Storm Ciara hit
© WKSC
18 boats make the first open meeting of 2020 at West Kirby, just before Storm Ciara hit
© WKSC
18 boats make the first open meeting of 2020 at West Kirby, just before Storm Ciara hit
© WKSC
Exe Sails and Covers Starcross Steamer 2020
© Garnett Showell