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Fairey Marine

Build date
March 1947

Not Known

Hull Number

Deck Colour
Originally - Probably RN battleship grey

Hull Colour
Originally - Probably RN battleship grey

More Information

One of six Fireflies purchased by Oxford University YC, March 1947, F27/F32, all originally named to include the word “Fox” in a gesture of student “respect” for the class designer!

Winner of Sir Ralph Gore and Sir Richard Fairey (total score 122 1/2 points) trophies at the first Firefly class national championships, hosted by Hayling Island SC, September 1947, helmed by Alan J Wilson, Oxford University.

Sadly, despite considerable research through the archives of HISC (Many thanks to Pam Marrs and John Lanham), various yachting annuals of the period and our NFA records, we are unable at this stage (March 2014) to identify Wilson’s crew.

And grateful thanks to Yachting Monthly magazine for extracts from the October 1947 edition.

Extra Details

Additional Build Notes

Current Owner
Present owner not known

Known Owners
1st owner - Oxford University, see F27, originally named "Fox Glove".

c1965 - Bradfield College (Berkshire) and renamed "Clytennestra"

Hayling Island - 1947 - Winner National Championships points and
Sir Ralph Gore Trophy, Alan Wilson, Oxford and Cambridge Sailing Society, 32 entries

Residing Club


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