National Firefly Class Association
  • Nationals Entry Deadline Fast Approaching!

    Don’t forget to get your entry in for this years nationals, entry fees go up after the 12th of July! It’s guaranteed to be a brilliant week of close racing and fantastic socials on the Sunny Suffolk Coast. Entry forms are on the nationals page.

  • 5-7 knots at Costa del West Kirby for the Firefly Open

    As the tide moved up the river, the Firefly fleet basked in the sun ashore at West Kirby, waiting for the seabreeze to fill in.  Race Officer Paul Jenkins kept the young fleet  (more than half the sailors were under 16) ashore and timed our release down the river to the start line to perfection. […]

  • Rickmansworth Open Report

    A select group of visitors joined the four enthusiastic members for the annual Firefly Open meeting at Rickmansworth Sailing Club on Saturday 6th. A little more sun would have been nice but it was warm and dry and there were no complaints about the perfect force 3 blowing majestically across the lake. After relaxed rigging […]

  • 2017 Nationals Entry Open!

    Entry for the 2017 Nationals at Felixstowe Ferry SC is now open! The entry form, NOR and further details are all on the Nationals page Get your entry in by the end of April to receive an entry in the NFA Mystery Prize Draw!

  • Fireflies Dominate the Bloody Mary!

    Huge congratulations to Alex and Thomas Davey, winners of the 2017 Bloody Mary! Barney Smith and Finian Morris came in behind them for a fantastic Firefly one-two. An amazing performance, the first time that a freddie has won the race in it’s 45 year history and Thomas is the youngest ever winner at 9 years […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. 71st Firefly National Championships August 12 - August 18

    ENTRY NOW OPEN! Camping: £25 per tent for the week! Just turn up – no need to book. Camping is right next to the sailing club! (Mobile Homes/Campervans £50 – you will need to contact Graham Henderson at the club to confirm your spot. Places limited.) Peter Wight (1973 505 world champ and former owner […]

  2. Chipstead Open September 24

  3. Papercourt Open October 1

  4. West Oxfordshire S.C. Open October 21

    Saturday 21st October. Up to 5 races with one discard. First start 11.30am.  Further details nearer the time.

  5. Inland Championships 2017 November 4 - November 5

    Hosted by Rutland SC. Sailing on one of the best pieces of inland water in the UK, accommodation available on site. More details TBC

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Firefly Sailing With GJW Direct

Hi folks. The Summer bulletin is currently winging its way to members & included is the 2017 Firefly Promotional Leaflet. The idea is that you share the leaflet with anyone you know who could do with some info on why the Firefly is such a great and enduring class to sail! ⛵️☀️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Sweeney Kincaid boat auction

Having seen the note on our FaceBook section and after reading David Henshall’s article published on Yachts and Yachting’s website (12 July) about this on-line auction, NFA Boat Register and our friends have checked down the 400 or so catalogue entries for this auction, selling off a collection of dinghies and traditional ethnic craft on behalf of a museum, sadly now in the hands of administrators.

So far, we have found two Fireflies listed, Lot 317, F2451 and Lot 428, F3357, both seemingly stored in Eyemouth, Scotland. From the limited detail set out in the auctioneer’s on-line catalogue, and from what Boat Register knows of these boats, it seems likely that these quoted sail numbers might not be correct. So – if you are interested in making a bid, Boat Register commends first making enquiries of the auctioneers to be really sure of the identity of the Fireflies.

However, we do understand that the on-line catalogue is being reviewed so perhaps any errors will be amended.

Also, it seems that each lot has a reserve (not specified) and bids already placed on some boats so far have been declined as being below the reserve; however, to close a sale by the final day, should the auctioneers choose to suddenly lower the reserve to match the best bid, then whoever placed that offer will be under a contract to see the deal through, and also pay the premiums, plus VAT!

And as EBay and Apollo Duck is always reminding us – remember “caveat emptor!”
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Still time to enter the 2017 nationals.

Great racing, epic socials, cheap camping on site.

We know of several boats available to borrow so not having a boat isn't an excuse, don't miss out.
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(SOLD) Wooden Firefly Hull £10 – Ashton Park, MerseysideHi all!Please note! No trailer, no tarps.Not too long ago I was kindly donated an old Firefly hull, I had plans to turn it into a featu...

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