75th Firefly Anniversary National Championships
August 7 - August 13
The 2021 Firefly National Championships (7th-13th August)
One very good reason to get excited after the virus, is the return of possibly the best sailing week in the world, the Firefly Nationals. 2021 is the special one, first we have had two years between our Championships the first time ever! Second this is the 75th Anniversary of Firefly and its enduring appeal and where better to celebrate it than at our Nationals and what better location than Looe in Cornwall.
As Class Chairman Chris Kameen said “he’s excited that with 30 entries already, this event will be a stonker, with already entries from several universities”. Looe Sailing Club is famous for its friendly, local run feel and this combined with the friendliness of the Firefly Class guarantees a week to savour. With 75 reasons to celebrate and a whole week’s fantastic racing the club bar is gearing up for a good one….
Looe is a special place guaranteeing blue skies, crystal waters and beaches galore, so a fantastic holiday location for those with families. Imagine expansive sea views, porpoise sightings and spectacular scenery! So book your accommodation now, as campsites, B&Bs and holiday lets soon go!
A full programme of championship races, mostly an hours length is scheduled. On Big Wednesday we hold the Sir Ralph Gore race our endurance race for a large trophy! The whole series, excluding a discard, adds to the full scorecard. The event attracts many aspiring university students and a good number of teenagers as the Firefly has huge appeal to all age groups and isn’t an expensive dinghy to buy or maintain. There are many prizes too, ones for students, under 18’s, under 21’s, the over 50’s and crew’s prizes etc. “If you have ever wanted to do a great sailing week, a championships, and want a great holiday as well, this is the event not to miss!” states Jim Bramley the Class organiser, and after the last year don’t we all deserve just such a week!
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Notice of Race: 75th Firefly Champs NOR2021 v4.0.docx
Entry Form: 2021 Firefly Entry Form v2.0
Looe Tourism site: www.visit-southeastcornwall.co.uk