Builder: Fairey Marine
Build date: April 1950
Additional Build Notes:
Deck Colour: When built Varnish Mark I
Hull Colour: When built Varnish Mark I
Usage: When built Varnish
Condition: Not Known
Location: Not Known
Current Owner: Present owner not known
Known Owners: Initial ownership records uncertain, but perhaps sold by Fairey Marine with F763.
c1961 - Gresham School, Holt, Barton Broad (See history notes)
c1966 - PT Howells, Rickmansworth SC.
History: Fireflies owned until c1990 by Greshams School, Holt, Norfolk and sailed on Barton Broad:
F 764 Fairine
F1632 Tony Warnes
F2028 Dik - Dik
F3215 Tony Warnes II
F3396 Olly - Olly
F3493 Nick o' Time
Refer to these individual Fireflies for more information and their history..
Fireflies were sailed by Greshams School from the early 1950's until the early 1990's when the fleet was replaced with Laser II dinghies. There are various amusing stories connected with the School and its Fireflies, one suggests that it was necessary to switch from Cadet dinghies because the pupils were outgrowing their Cadets, thriving and enjoying better post war food! Funds, of course, were always short, but it seems for many years, the school desks were treated with yacht varnish and the school's ground staff's regular picnics on nearby Barton Broad seemed to coincide with moving the boats from their winter storage back to the sailing club.
grateful thanks to past pupils, Mike Brown, F123 and Simon Vines, F1458