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Firefly Inland Nationals 2017

Boom! What a regatta! Firefly Inland Nationals at Rutland – a close run affair Over the weekend of 4th 5th November, Rutland Sailing Club and the NFA ran the Firefly Inland Nationals Championships. Pulled together by Fiona Tylecote and Ben Green, the organisation was amazing and the quality of racing was as good as I […]

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Chipstead Open Meeting Report

Lovely weather greeted the competitors for the Chipstead SC Firefly Open Meeting which was shared with the Enterprise open meeting. Lots of sunshine and warm weather combined with a light south easterly breeze and some puffy shifts made for ideal sailing weather and, being Chipstead, there were many opportunities for overtaking, losing places and general […]

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NFA Team at the Southport 24hr Race

NFA Southport Race 2017 Race Report   Following a highly successful and somewhat hazy 2017 National Championships it was decided by the more foolhardy wing of the National Firefly Association that it was about time for the NFA to once again try it’s hand at the Southport 24hr Race. For those readers unfamiliar with the […]

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24hr Race at WLYC/Southport

The NFA are entering a Firefly Association Team with the help of a loaned Rondar this weekend 9-10 Sept at Southport.  If you want to get involved in the team or just drop by to cheer us on, let us know via facebook or contact Guy/Alex Ogilvie etc . Last year we had 10 teams of […]

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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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Day 3 – we won!!!

Do I need to say more!! After Dave Chisholm crossed the fleet on Port, Nigel Wakefield, Emily Saunderson, and Chris Kameen, Matt Read were the first to head out left and get into the tide. We led round the windward mark closely followed by Nigel, Jenny Smallwood, Philip Aldous and Guy Davidson, and Sally Wakefield. […]

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Day 2 GJW National Championships

I love how when we go sailing  – we are always posed with new or interesting challenges. At Felixstowe Ferry , there is a fantastic shingle bar and a super strong current in the river. Making use of back eddies and creeping up the shore is all part of just getting out. Once we were […]

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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.

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