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Hull Type:  Centerboard Dinghy Rig Type:  Fractional Sloop
LOA:  12.00' / 3.66m LWL:  11.75' / 3.58m
Beam:  4.67' / 1.42m Listed SA:  68 ft2 / 6.32 m2
Draft (max.)  4.25' / 1.30m Draft (min.)  0.83' / 0.25m
Displacement:  260 lbs./ 118 kgs. Ballast:  
Sail Area/Disp.1:  26.73 Bal./Disp.:   Disp./Len.:  71.55
Designer:  Uffa Fox
Builder:  Fairey Marine (UK)
Construction:  Wood (hot molded)/FG Bal. type:  
First Built:  1946 Last Built:   # Built:  
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Fairey Marine Ltd
More about & boats built by:   Rondar Raceboats
DESIGNER
More about & boats designed by:   Uffa Fox
RELATED LINKS
  Firefly Dinghy  www.fireflysailing.co.uk
NOTES
Originally called the SEA SWALLOW. The first sailboat built by Fairey Marine.
Although intended, and normally raced, as 2 man dinghy, the FIREFLY was selected as the single-handed class for the Olympic games of 1948. (Torbay UK, gold medal won by Paul Elvstrom).
FG construction permitted beginning in 1965.
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