FIREFLY

FIREFLY photo FIREFLY drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
12.00 ft / 3.66 m
LWL:
11.75 ft / 3.58 m
Beam:
4.67 ft / 1.42 m
S.A. (reported):
68.00 ft2 / 6.32 m2
Draft (max):
4.25 ft / 1.30 m
Draft (min):
0.83 ft / 0.25 m
Displacement:
260 lb / 118 kg
S.A./Disp.:
26.73
Disp./Len.:
71.55
Construction:
Wood (hot molded)/FG
First Built:
1946
Builder:
Fairey Marine (UK)
Designer:
Uffa Fox

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
26.73
Disp./Len.:
71.55
Comfort Ratio:
4.36
Capsize Screening Formula:
2.93
S#:
6.50

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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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