Fly (dinghy)

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Role Sail trainer
Crew 1
Trapeze No
LOH 2.74 metres (9.0 ft)
Beam 1.22 metres (4.0 ft)
Hull Appendages
Keel/Board Type Daggerboard

The Fly class is a singlehanded sailing dinghy designed by R. Fillery and later modified by K. Ford. It was intended to be built at home, and appears to have been developed as a youth trainer for the British Moth. The early boats were built from canvas, although that changed and later boats employed a plywood bottom.

It was used as a trainer for the British Moth at the Lea Avon Sailing Club before the club folded in 1971.


  • Boat's World Guide to Dinghies. Epsom, England: Sells Publications. 1972. 
  • Burrett, A.R. (1974). Dinghy Recognition. London: Blandford Press. ISBN 0-7137-0680-5. 
  • "Fly". Classic and Vintage Racing Dinghy Association. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 

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