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    The Firefly is a 12ft dinghy with a Bermudan rig carrying a mainsail and headsail only. The Firefly has become very popular in both team racing and match racing and is also popular in fleet racing. The Firefly was adopted by the RYA as a National Class in 1962. The Firefly was designed as a low cost one design racing boat over 60 years ago. To ensure that it is still true to its designer the National Firefly Association is always working to ensure that it is still a one design class.

    Firefly racing

    Firefly stats

    Connect with the class

    Firefly Class website

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    Firefly designer
    Uffa Fox in 1946
    Hull material
    Wood and GRP
    Number of crew
    Sail area
    Bermudan rig with mainsail and headsail
    Class status
    RYA National Class, adopted in 1962
    Fireflies racing Firefly line drawing

    Firefly Class contacts

    Chair: Ed Smith

    Secretary: Alannah Hebbert

    Technical Officers: Guy Davison & Alex Baxter

    Rules & Measurement

    Current Class Rules

    Firefly Measurement Form

    Firefly Hull Appendage Measurement Form

    How to obtain a Measurement Certificate

    Find a Measurer


    Firefly National Champions

    2018 South Caenaervonshire YC Guy Davison & Sally Wakefield (Firefly 3318)

    2017 Felixstowe Ferry SC Nigel Wakefield & Emily Saunderson (Firefly 3007)

    2016 Tenby SC Stuart Hudson & Jane Hudson (Firefly 3850)

    2015 Restronguet SC Stuart Hudson & Hollie Marston (Firefly 3850)

    2014 Weymouth SC Paul Kameen & Laura Kameen (Firefly 2018)

    2013 Royal Torbay YC Jono Pank & Sarah Pank (Firefly 1954)

    2012 Pwllheli SC Stuart Hudson & Jane Hudson (Firefly 3850)

    2011 Felixstowe Ferry SC Ben Vines & Jenny Vines (Firefly 2144)

    2010 Tenby SC Ben Vines & Jenny Vines

    2009 Hamble River SC Nigel Wakefield & Emily Saunderson (Firefly 3674)

    2008 Royal Torbay YC Paul Kameen & Laura Kameen (Firefly 2018)

    Firefly builder

    Rondar Raceboats, Unit 4 & 5 Station Yard, Edington, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 4NT. Tel: 01380 831138. Email: Website:


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