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Chipstead Open Meeting 2018

The fifth event of the 2018 Firefly Vines series took place at Chipstead on Sunday the 23rd September with the points close at the top of the series it is all to play for. Torrential rain and gale force winds forecast meant it was touch-and-go if the open was going to go ahead. Despite the […]

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July Vines Events

Unfortunately Budworth have had to cancel their open on July 14th. HOWEVER… there is still top Firefly racing to be had that weekend with the Smugglers Trophy at Royal Harwich YC. 2 days of racing, camping available onsite and a big Saturday party! Ideal practice for Abersoch. Sunday’s results will count towards the Vines Series. […]

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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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2018 Dinghy Show

Once again the class exhibited at the RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace on the 3rd and 4th of March. With heavy snowfall across the country it was looking touch and go whether the show would go ahead at one point. Nigel Wakefield kindly offered to have, multiple nationals winner, Tip Top Too displayed. Alex, […]

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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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