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F990

Details

Name
Dry Fly

Usage
Varnish

Location
Good Condition

Builder
Fairey Marine

Build date
December 1951

Condition
Good Condition

Hull Number
959

Deck Colour
Varnish Mark ll

Hull Colour
Varnish Mark ll

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Extra Details

Additional Build Notes
NB - Do not confuse with F1074

Current Owner
Richard Stent

Known Owners
. 1st owner - Vernon Stratton - Itchenor SC and Bembridge SC 1955 - Will McCann, Itchenor SC November 1959 - Alistair Currey, Bosham SC and Itchenor SC Alistair reports - "Sale price recalled as £115, including a suit of almost new terylene sails, from Ratsey & Lapthorn, Cowes, introduced to the class for the 1959 season to replace the original Egyptian cotton material" See F929, F3007, F3030, and F3090 c1985 - Mimie Currey Bosham SC and Itchenor SC (from F3007). July 2003 - Richard Stent, Upper Thames SC

History
NFA 07/2017 1965 - Herne Bay championships, helmed by Alistair Currey with John Hughes. Alistair recalls:, "abandoned at sea during the Sir Ralph Gore trophy race when the 50 boat strong fleet was decimated by a huge squall and high seas, picked up the following day by a Harwich to Hook ferry some seventy miles away. Rebuilt for the following season at the Fairey Marine workshops to the recently introduced Mark II layout and using her hull as the jig for subsequent deck conversions and kits." 1967 Torquay Sir Ralph Gore Trophy, 163 entries, Alastair Currey, and Willie Knight, Itchenor SC and Bosham SC. Many Chichester Harbour club, open, team racing events, and NFA championship successes. Perhaps the most successful Firefly in Chichester Harbour of the era.

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