Uffa Fox

www.uffafox.com

1898 - 1972


Uffa Fox is considered the father of modern planing sailboats. At age 21, after a seven-year apprenticeship with noted boatbuilder A.E. Saunders, he opened his own firm. Among his many successful designs are the ALBACORE, JAVELIN, FLYING FIFTEEN, and DAY SAILER. He was a major innovator in the INTERNATIONAL 14 CLASS.
Fox was the author of several popular sailing books written mostly in the late 1930s.
During WWII, he designed a boat to be carried and dropped from rescue aircraft to survivors of downed aircraft or sunken ships which he always considered his finest achievement.

Sailboats Designed By Uffa Fox

Model LOA First Built
ALBACORE 15.00 ft / 4.57 m 1954
ATALANTA 26 26.00 ft / 7.92 m 1955
ATALANTA 31 (UK) 31.00 ft / 9.45 m 1956
DAY SAILER 16.75 ft / 5.11 m 1956
DUCKLING 9.00 ft / 2.74 m 1952
FIREFLY 12.00 ft / 3.66 m 1946
FLYING FIFTEEN 20.00 ft / 6.10 m 1948
FOXCUB 18 18.00 ft / 5.49 m 1972
FOXHOUND 24 23.83 ft / 7.26 m 1975
FULMAR 20 (FAIREY MARINE) 20.00 ft / 6.10 m 1958
GANNET 14 14.00 ft / 4.27 m 1959
JAVELIN 14 (FOX) 14.00 ft / 4.27 m 1960
JET 14 14.08 ft / 4.29 m 1952
JOLLYBOAT 18.00 ft / 5.49 m 1950
PEGASUS 14 14.50 ft / 4.42 m 1959
REDWING (NATIONAL REDWING) 14.00 ft / 4.27 m 1939
SWORDFISH 15.00 ft / 4.57 m 1946
TITANIA 26 26.00 ft / 7.92 m 1959


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