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F3119

Name: Horror

Builder: Fairey Marine

Build date: October 1966

Additional Build Notes: Kit

Hull Number:

Deck Colour: Varnish Mark IV

Hull Colour: Varnish Mark IV

Usage: Varnish

Condition: Excellent Condition

Location: Excellent Condition

Current Owner: Roger and Amy Morris (nee Smith)

Known Owners: .
Not initially measured by RYA
Hull number - 3189
Hull weight - not recorded
Constructed, probably, Mould 4

Hull moulded October 1966, supplied as kit with Mark II decks, side benches and centre - plate case to Greshams School, Holt, Norfolk. Suggestion that when the kit was completed, the boat failed to measure, perhaps half an inch too wide on the beam and decks. Later corrected by a subsequent owner.

The story goes that the Firefly's name originated from the nickname of Gresham's Sailing Captain, Robert Brown, during the build of the boat

Brother of Mike Brown, see F123 and F3456.

1st owner - Greshams School, Holt, Barton Broad See F764

Undated - Steve Elias, West Kirby SC

c early 1970's - David Law, Castaways and Parkstone YC,
Decks adjusted as to correct measurement

c late 1970's/early 1980's - Phil Poyner, Emsworth SC

c2008 - Roger and Amy Morris, Papercourt SC,
rebuilt to Mark IV layout by Ray Smith, Tomato Boats.

See F3023, F3125 and F3133

History: NFA review 08/2017

Rebuilt to Mark IV layout, Ray Smith, Tomato Boats,early 2000's

Major racing successes:

1979 Budworth SC - Chichester Smith National Single-Handed Championships - 1st David Law, Castaways

January 2017 - Bloody Mary, Queen Mary SC, 2nd place, Barney Smith & Finnian Morris, 287 entries

May 2022 - Restronguet SC - Chichester Smith National Single - Handed championships - 1st Roger Morris, Papercourt SC

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