How to order new sails from the NFA and help your Association

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15th March 2021: New sails for the Nationals 2021 and price update

If you want to order new sails for this year’s Nationals you need to get you order in this month for sea freight delivery and by the end of April for air freight delivery to avoid disappointment. Please note there is currently a hefty surcharge of well over £100 for air freight delivery due to Covid which has meant airlines charging much more for the restricted number of flights available.

Hydes raised their prices in January but the NFA are able to absorb this increase at least until after the Nationals so prices will remain the same as last year for now. Remember,  you must be a member of the NFA to qualify for the discounted prices outlined below.

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 is 4 to 6 weeks air freight and 16 weeks sea freight.
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 £691.81
Sea freight 16 weeks delivery on a suit £616.20

Racing Spec Main Sail
1 X Main with Window and Sail Numbers.
Standard air freight delivery on Main £470.00
Sea freight delivery on Main £419.64

Racing Spec Jib
1 X Jib with Window
Standard air freight delivery on jib £271.95
Sea freight delivery on jib £245.62

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 tonythresher57@aol.com

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. tonythresher57@aol.com or telephone 07729 104117.