FIREFLY

FIREFLY photo FIREFLY drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
3.66 m
LWL:
3.58 m
Beam:
1.42 m
S.A. (reported):
6.32 m2
Draft (max):
1.30 m
Draft (min):
0.25 m
Displacement:
118 kg
Ballast:
S.A./Disp.:
26.73
Bal./Disp.:
Disp./Len.:
71.55
Construction:
Wood (hot molded)/FG
Ballast Type:
First Built:
1946
Last Built:
# Built:
Builder:
Fairey Marine (UK)
Designer:
Uffa Fox
Website:

Sailboat Calculations

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

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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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