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3rd June 2022: New sails update

I will be stepping down as the NFA sails rep. at the upcoming AGM. Anyone willing and able to take over the position should contact Ben Green our Chairman and feel free to give me a call if you want to know more about what the job entails.

The current position regarding new sails is that if you order now you will have a set by November. For anyone needing a set more quickly I have one set available and our builder Rondar Raceboats will have 3 sets available in June depending on the arrival of the container that left Cebu at the beginning of May.

The association will be pre ordering sets of racing sails for November delivery which members can put their names on now, meaning they will not have to stick their own numbers on! Any sets that come into the country not pre ordered will have digital 8 numbers with instructions that customers will have to affix themselves. By ordering in advance the NFA are hoping that they will be able to keep a ‘stock’ of racing sails in the country for members as and when they need them. However I cannot stress enough that it will help all parties enormously if you can think ahead and order your sails well in advance for the November or June 2023 delivery slots. This saves the NFA arranging storage and of course your sail numbers will be already affixed!!

I do not anticipate having to increase prices at the moment as the rise in October appears to be covering the variations we are getting in the exchange rate and shipping costs.

So its over and out from me come the AGM but in the mean time please do not hesitate to contact me with your sails questions, queries and of most importantly with your orders!

Tony Thresher

Contact details: scroll to the bottom.


NFA members are entitled to a discount on new sails when ordered through the NFA. Hydes, our class sail maker, give the NFA a healthy discount for both sea and air freight delivered sails from their manufacturing base in Cebu. Buying sails through the NFA helps the Association’s balance sheet and members pockets as we pass on much of the discount to both individual and institutional members  Remember when considering buying new sails that to be class legal you must buy Hyde Sails the NFA’s nominated sole manufacturer. As well as Racing spec. sails the NFA are very happy to take orders for both School and Sevenoaks team racing spec. sails which are also class legal for fleet racing.

The following details the prices for racing sails when bought as a suit or main and jib separately.
As a NFA member you qualify for a generous discount.
Standard delivery for air freight and  sea freight will be estimated at time of order.
The prices include, VAT and UK delivery and the sails are supplied with battens, tell tales, sail numbers and a bag with the main. You can choose from black, red or blue sail numbers.
If you want a separate jib bag the cost is an extra £21.80. Please note the prices quoted below are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations so please ask for a quote before ordering.

Full suit of Racing Spec Firefly Sails
1 X Main with Window and Sail Numbers.
1 X Jib with Window
Standard 4/6 weeks air freight delivery on a suit (price on application. P.O.A.)
Sea freight 16 weeks delivery on a suit £660.00

Racing Spec Main Sail
1 X Main with Window and Sail Numbers.
Standard air freight delivery on Main (P.O.A)
Sea freight delivery on Main £450.00

Racing Spec Jib
1 X Jib with Window
Standard air freight delivery on jib (P,O,A.)
Sea freight delivery on jib £263.00

School and Sevenoaks Spec. Team Racing Sails

You can order the heavier 6.03 oz cloth School and Sevenoaks spec sails through the NFA. These are now legal for fleet racing. To obtain the NFA discount your institution needs to be a corporate member of the association or you can order them as an individual member  for your institution. For a full price quote on School Spec. or Sevenoaks spec. sails and terms please contact Tony Thresher the NFA sails rep. Contacts below.

How to Order Firefly Sails

Please follow the following steps to order Firefly Sails through the NFA:

1) Transfer the money via Internet banking to the following account:

Account Name: National Firefly Association
Sort Code: 20-32-06
Account Number: 10069906

When making the transfer detail the REFERENCE as SAILS with your SURNAME or INSTITUTION name following.

2) Email the following information to

A. Sail Number.
B. Colour of sail numbers (Black, Blue or Red).
C. Delivery Address and contact telephone number
D. Any other information.

If you have any questions please email the NFA Sails Rep. or telephone 07729 104117.