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Hello from New Committe – Upcoming Events preview

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Dear Fireflies,

Just a quick hello from the new committee and especially Steve and Caroline as your chairmen!  Hope you all enjoyed Felixstowe.

Firstly big thankyou to our outgoing committee members. Such a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to keep us sailing, allow events to run and keep you informed. Thank you – Mark Tait (technical sec), Roger Hudson (membership), will Mason (sails) and of course Chris Guy our chairman – maybe your family can have you back now!!!

We have lots of plans for the year which we will update you on in due course. Firstly what is coming to a Firefly near you soon……

Sept 4th – Chipstead open (secret practice for those of you wanting to get your hands on the Inlands Silver Firefly……..

Sept 10-11th –  a bit of crazy river sailing just outside the M25 at Upper Thames with a wonderful evening dinner. Certain committee members big birthday so should be quite a party!!!!

Oct 22-23 – Spinnaker host this great event with 2 boat team racing on   Sat and fleet racing on Sunday

Oct 29-30 – W Oxfordshire Open

Nov 5-6th – The final event of the year at Chipstead, concluding the   Vines and M25 series as well as Inlands with a great trophy selection. The FF Winter posh dinner will be on the Saturday night at a nearby hotel with accommodation to make life easy. So get out the frocks and book those babysitters it should be quite a party. (And yes the date is right!!)

Preview of next year

Sailboat 3-4th March – a show for us, come and learn how to make your boat and sailing better and catch up with friends. (if you’re free to help email roger morris at

Pwllheli Nationals, another legendary week so book your hols. Please note late date!!! 25th – 31st August
As always, Hamble warmer, Easter at Waldringfield, Kids race at Tamesis and much much more……


We will also be asking you all to complete a survey monkey questionnaire for Nationals ideas. There are only 10 questions so it won’t take long and we’ll be really grateful for your help.

Have you got time for your class?? If you can give us a few hours get your name on the volunteers list, get involved and have more fun!!