Author Archives : Firefly

Exeter’s Hampshire and Lane crowned BUSA Fleet Champions as Birmingham exert dominance

There was another top Firefly entry at 2018 running of the annual British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and British University Sailing Association (BUSA) Fleet Racing Championships. 124 student sailors, from 20 universities contested the event, hosted by Draycote Water SC and the University of Warwick, over the weekend of 10th and 11th of November.  […]

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Wind doesn’t stop play at WOSC for 2018 Inlands

Alex Baxter and Joe Scarborough in F2246 'Scruffy' at WOSC 2018
Alex Baxter and Joe Scarborough in F2246 'Scruffy' at WOSC 2018

The 2018 National Firefly Inland Championships at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club saw a good turnout from both visiting and local boats. There was a good vibe in the boat park as 25 Fireflys rigged overlooking a misty and initially windless morning After a short postponement a light breeze filled in as the sun burnt off […]

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Firefly Junior Cup 2018 – Race Report

Saturday dawned – a fabulous day, simply perfect for the Firefly Junior Cup at Tamesis Club on the Thames. After several weeks of inclement weather, lacklustre winds and a raging stream on the Thames it looked set for a wonderful afternoon’s sailing. Unfortunately a large mass of grey cloud hovered menacingly over the Thames for […]

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GJW Direct Firefly National Championship at Felixstowe Ferry SC – Overall

Friday’s final race at the GJW Direct Firefly National Championships hosted by Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club would decide the overall champion for 2017 with three boats heading out to the start separated by only one point. In the end, it was Nigel Wakefield and Emily Saunderson sailing the recently restored Tip Top Too, which previously won the […]

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Papercourt SC Firefly Open

Papercourt Sailing Club held its inaugural Firefly Open meeting on Sunday 9th October. The lake was mirror like on arrival but by the time the free bacon rolls had been handed out and competitors been allocated their ‘Platinum Pam’ Firefly raffle tickets a perfect 2-3 was blowing down the lake accompanied by glorious autumnal sunshine. With fleets of boats from Surrey University and Royal Grammar School Guildford being sailed regularly at Papercourt their combination with the usual open meeting travellers swelled the fleet to a fantastic 24 boats for the start.

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Brian Heron

Brian Heron, who has been a member of HLSC for nearly 70 years and was a past Commodore, died this morning in Rochdale Infirmary after a short illness. Brian was 83.

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Endeavour Trophy

The Firefly Class represented by National Champion Stuart Hudson and Hamish Walker came a fantastic 4th at the prestigious Endeavour Trophy this weekend. Sailed in RS200s from the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch, the marathon event comprised 8 races, 7 to count to find the Champion of Champions. The trophy was won convincingly by Ben […]

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Firefly Nationals 2015 – Day 7

After a serious match racing start in light airs Fursty Ferret put Kong to the back of the fleet. Meanwhile the lighter boats made an escape. With a stunning start Nigel Wakefield and Emily Sanderson took a convincing lead. Ed Smith with his daughter and Alex Davies with young Thomas showed them the feel of […]

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