Tag Archives: Tenby

Firefly National Championships Tenby 6 – 12th August

The Firefly Championships, held annually is our class’ most prestigious event to compete for in a large fleet of competitive sailors, of all ages and competency. Being our 76th Nationals, that says it all about how enduring the championship week is! Being hosted this year at Tenby SC, in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales in beautiful […]

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Tenby National Championships entries are open!

Undoubtedly one of the best Championship venues and exceptional hosts are guaranteed by Tenby SC this summer. Dates are 6 – 12th August, so Jim Bramley our organiser reminds us “please book accommodation early! Caravans, campsites and holiday lets will get snapped up by holiday hungry tourists as well as ardent Firefly sailors”. Tenby has […]

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2016 Tenby Nationals: Thursday, Races 7 & 8

photos Alistair Mackay Firefles_results_afterrace8 Race 7 (words Hamish Walker) The worst thing about ‘Big Wednesday’ is that unfortunately ‘also quite big Thursday’ inevitably must follow. For the majority of the sailors at the 2016 Firefly Nationals this meant tired hiking legs, very sore heads, the scattered remains of discarded fancy dress costumes and an unsociable […]

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2016 Tenby Nationals: Saturday/Sunday, Practice Race & Race 1

At last, the much-anticipated Firefly 70th Anniversary Championships has arrived! Sixty -three Fireflies arrived in Tenby on Saturday and were welcomed by Pembrokeshire’s sparkling best weather, and a good proportion of the fleet enjoyed the perfect Force 3-4 and sunshine in Carmarthen Bay for the practice race. Line honours, after a quick canter round the bay, went to Fred Mainwaring and Jenn Lamb in Purple Doris, following by Jono and Sarah Pank in Pogie.

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