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Firefly Fleet

The Firefly was designed in 1939 by Uffa Fox, but due to the war no boats were built until 1946. The Firefly is regarded by many as the original one design dinghy. For the Olympics in 1948, the Firefly was selected as the Single Handed Class.

There have been many modifications to the deck and internal layout of the class, the most significant being when Rondar took over production and revelotionised the class giving the ability to bring a capsised boat back up virtually dry. Following on the redesign by Rondar, the Class Association recently passed the Mark IV wooden conversion, giving the old wooden boats the same characteristics of the modern Plastic boats.

The Firefly is a responsive, non spinnaker boat which can be sailed by people of all ages.

  • Length: 3.66 m
  • Beam: 1.42m
  • Weight: 100kg
  • Sail area (main and jib): 8.36m2
  • Optimum weight of helm and crew: 108-153kg
  • PN: 1170


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Firefly Fleet News & Notices

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