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F707

Name: Aeolus

Builder: Fairey Marine

Build date: October 1949

Additional Build Notes:

Hull Number: 680

Deck Colour: Varnish Mark l

Hull Colour: Varnish Mark l

Usage: Varnish

Condition: Very Good Condition

Location: Very Good Condition

Current Owner: Chris Yardley

Known Owners: 1st owner - (Brothers) WJ and DF Parsell, Snettisham Beach SC

(Delivered by train from Fairey Marine Hamble to Peterborough with F708, F709, and F710 for sale by Robertsons Sports, King's Lynn)

Championship results traced as at March 2018, helm WJ Parsell, crew DF Parsell:

1953, Hunstanton, c85 entries, 2nd in Tuesday's points race for the Ken Hill Trophy
1955, Torquay, c120 entries, 4th Sir Ralph Gore trophy
1956, Anglesey, event organised by West Kirby SC, c160 entries, 4th Sir Ralph Gore trophy
1957, Westcliff on Sea, Southend, 106 entries, retired in Gore, along with 45 other boats in shocking weather conditions, 65th Sir Richard Fairey trophy
1960, Herne Bay, 178 entries, 6th Sir Richard Fairey trophy
1962, Yarmouth & Gorlston, 141 entries, 15th Sir Richard Fairey trophy

Thought to have been laid up c1962 and sold c1985

1989 - Chris Yardley, Snettisham Beach SC, owner reports Firefly in good condition with original Reynolds spars and Ratsey & Lapthorn cotton sails. See F1548

(Classic Boat magazine, July 1996 issue, describes Chris Yardley's two Fireflies and the work undertaken on them)

History: NFA 03/2018

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