How to order new sails from the NFA and help your Association? Scroll down!

17th January 2022: New sails for Nationals and beyond……..

As announced in October The NFA put up the price of sails to £660.00 for a full set of racing sails with windows delivered to your chosen address. As anticipated Hydes have had to put up their price by a further 3% due to further and continuing increases in raw materials. They have also belatedly had to act to cover their costs of the increase in shipping costs both by sea from Cebu and carriage on the UK mainland. As of today this means that the NFA are paying around £100 more than they did at the same time last year for a full set of sails.

Taking everything into consideration the NFA feel able to hold our prices for the time being and at least until after the Nationals. Currently we have 10 sets of racing sails under construction which depending on availability of materials will be shipped on the April container. In the ideal world we would like committed customers and sail numbers for these sails. So if you want sails for the Nationals get your order to me ASAP. This applies to Schools, Clubs and Unis who may also be thinking of ordering sails through the NFA in the future. 

If you have any questions please contact me.

Happy New Year.

Tony Thresher

2nd October 2021: New sails for next season. GET YOUR ORDER IN NOW!!!

If you want to order new sails for next season through the NFA  you should get your order in NOW!!! Hydes current sea freight delivery estimate is May/June 2022 and this is likely to advance very quickly. Our sail maker has had an unprecedented surge in orders recently and this combined with production, material and shipping difficulties in current circumstances have caused a major slipping of their standard delivery times for both air and sea freight.

Having sold all 6 suits we put on order in August for April delivery the NFA have  pre-ordered a further 12 sets of racing sails for delivery in time for the 2022 Nationals in August sea freight delivery in order that members who want new sails are not disappointed! So if you want new sails for next season please do order them NOW so that we can get more on pre-order for  June or July containers if they are needed.

Hyde have now confirmed a price increase of 5%. This on top of the 3% increase last year, that the NFA absorbed, means it is prudent for us to raise our prices by approx. 7% for all orders. This means a new set of sea freight  racing sails bought through the NFA is now £660.00 including UK mainland carriage. Compared to many classes this is still excellent value and helps your Association’s finances.


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 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.