• Firefly Nationals 2015 – Day 7

    After a serious match racing start in light airs Fursty Ferret put Kong to the back of the fleet. Meanwhile the lighter boats made an escape. With a stunning start Nigel Wakefield and Emily Sanderson took a convincing lead. Ed Smith with his daughter and Alex Davies with young Thomas showed them the feel of […]

  • Firefly Nationals 2015 – Crews Race

    The GJW Direct 69th Firely National Championship Restronguet Sailing Club Crew’s race Crew’s – 30/7 at 1445 Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place Rank Boat Sail Number Club Crew Place Points 1 Fetherlite 2144 Lymington, Imperial Poona Jenny Vines 1 1.0 2 Doris 3671 Red Wharf Bay SC Jenn Lamb 2 2.0 3 Skirmish 3615 OCSS Jo McEwen 3 3.0 […]

  • Firefly Nationals 2015 – Day 6

    Race 7 Report (care of Jamie McEwen) Today the Fireflies were slightly relieved to be greeted by lighter winds than the previous few days – force 2-4 and glorious sunshine. In the first race the race officer had to abandon after a large shift came through; he then moved the course south to the Carrick Roads […]

  • Firefly Nationals 2015 – Day 5 (Gore/Marlow)

    To the setting of a stunning view of the Southern Cornish Coast the fleet sailed out to the bay for the long distance race. Originally the championship race now just a very coveted trophy. The day kindly sponsored by Marlow Ropes had sunshine, sparkling seas and perfect firefly planing conditions. The triangle course of over […]

  • Firefly Nationals 2015 – Day 4

    Race 3 Moderate fresh northwesterly Barney Smith and Allanah Hebbert opened the gate and got the fleet started in very shifty conditions. The first beat was characterised by a long right hand shift that paid dividends for the late starters. First around the windward mark were the Vines again with the fleet closing in on […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Bosham Classic Boat Revival September 5 - September 6

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    CBR-2015-POSTER

    This event is not in the official Firefly calendar but is for lots of classes and the great news is all Fireflys are invited (yes even a brand new Rondar).

  2. W Lancs 24hr Race September 12 - September 13

    West Lancashire Yacht Club
    West Lancashire Yacht Club
  3. “Battle of Classes” event September 13

    Southampton Water Sailing Association
    Southampton Water Sailing Association
  4. South Staffs Firefly Match Racing Event September 19

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    south staffs sc
  5. Barts Bash September 20

  6. more events »

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NO Draycote Open next weekend

It appears that there has been some confusion – we were invited to a joint open meeting with the Miracles on 5/6 Sept, but Draycote are not expecting us (nor the Miracles).

Miracle Open is on Sat 10th October and will establish asap whether we can join them for that event.
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Inland/Junior/Ladies Champs
Just to confirm (as canvassed at Nationals) that the Inland, Junior (U21/U18/U16) and Ladies Champs will awarded from the results of Sevenoaks/Bough Beech Open on Sat 26th September and Chipstead Open on Sun 27th September 2015.

Hopefully that will be an added incentive for everyone to make it to both events! Chipstead is a long standing and popular event in the calendar and this is the second year of the Sevenoaks/Bough Beech open. The school themselves have 24 fireflies and Tonbridge School also have 6 so we hope to see a good turnout at both opens.

Further details - NOR, SIs, social plans for Sat night to follow.
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With the 2016 Firefly Championships being the big 70th Anniversary for the Class a new group has been set up purely for that week. I've tried to add as many people as possible, apologies if I've missed you but here's the link. My plan is to send out regular updates to that group regarding the National Championships.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1480953232204526/?fref=ts
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