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Name: Grasshopper

Builder: Fairey Marine

Build date: February 1965

Additional Build Notes: Kit, See F720

Hull Number: 3065

Deck Colour: Varnished Mark III

Hull Colour: Varnished Mark III

Usage: Maroon

Condition: Very Good Condition

Location: Very Good Condition

Current Owner: Steve Tylecote

Known Owners: lst owner - Gresham School, Holt, Norfolk, Barton Broad. Built up from a kit by pupils and staff, named "Grasshopper" after a Cadet dinghy previously owned by the school.
See F764

Subsequent owner's information not available -

c1995 - Steve Tylecote, Spinnaker Club and Rutland Water SC

For a rather impolite photograph of this highly successful Firefly, refer to the cover page of the NFA Bulletin, Spring 2008 edition.

History: Summary racing history:

Sir Richard Fairey Trophy winner:

1995 Weymouth 55 entries, Steve Tylecote and Jo Burchill

2006 Abersoch 107 entries, Steve Tylecote and Sally Wilson

2007 Weymouth 55 entries, Steve Tylecote and Sally Wilson

2022 Tenby 43 entries, Steve Tylecote and Alice Lucy, 3rd overall

Sir Ralph Gore Trophy winner:

2000 Llandudno, 33 entries, Steve Tylecote and Debs Kershaw

1995 Weymouth, 55 entries Steve Tylecote and Jo Burchill

1994 Torquay, 63 entries, Steve Tylecote and Tasha Hughes

Plus numerous wins in class open events and team racing competitions

2007 Burnham on Crouch, Royal Corinthian YC
Endeavour Trophy "Champion of Champions" (c25 entries) Steve Tylecote and Toby Lewis, representing the Firefly Class. The event sailed in Topper Xenon dinghies provided by organising club.

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