Friday 12th August Race 9 (words Steve Greaves) The fleet set off early for the final race of the 70th nationals with a fresh westerly blowing from the club. The race team were in form getting the gate start away promptly. Although the shifts were thankfully less dramatic than the previous days the lucky left […]
photos Alistair Mackay Firefles_results_afterrace8 Race 7 (words Hamish Walker) The worst thing about ‘Big Wednesday’ is that unfortunately ‘also quite big Thursday’ inevitably must follow. For the majority of the sailors at the 2016 Firefly Nationals this meant tired hiking legs, very sore heads, the scattered remains of discarded fancy dress costumes and an unsociable […]
After floating around waiting for wind, catching up with fellow competitors and a general recall or two we were finally blessed with an amazing 3 hour race incorporating the Gore and Marlow trophies. The wind built throughout and concentration levels came and went. The Marlow race leaders mixed in with the Gore racers and kept […]
Wednesday of the Firefly Nationals has become known as “Big Wednesday”. It is the day of the Ralph Gore Challenge Cup, an epic 12 mile race around triangles, followed by prizegiving, and Pimms and fancy dress party (theme “come as the name of your boat”).
Another great day at Tenby, with sunny weather and challenging winds varying in direction and strength across the race course.
2 days of racing around Chichester harbour with other classic dinghies from Lapwings to National 18s.
The 50th Anniversary of this classic event. Check out the WLYC website for entry details.
Once again, the Firefly fleet and members at Chipstead SC are especially looking forward to hosting our annual open event, racing for the Walter Smith trophy, competed for annually every year since 1959 – there are some famous names engraved on the cup! The important stuff – Sunday, 25 September, Race Officer’s briefing at 10.30, […]