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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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2018 Nationals Report: Guy Davison and Sally Wakefield 2018 National Champions!

After six weeks of sunshine, would the just under 40 entries for the Nationals get any wind this year was the question on competitors minds when they arrived at South Caernarvonshire YC, Abersoch, the North Wales rivieria at the end of July. Well after a weekend of abandoned racing due to 60 mph winds 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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