Welcome to THE firebug and A-Class
The Firebug Project
The Australian Sports Foundation has approved tax deductible fund raising to allow CRSC along with the Firebug Class to offer a programme of sailing and boatbuilding to pupils of local schools. Regretably, after building two boats, the programme was put into suspended animation by the construction of the groyne and then Covid 19.
We hope to resume in revised form when the pandemic permits.
2020/21 Season - Firebugs
The Firebugs sailed as a separate class for the first time during season 2016/17 - Since then we have had a number of changes
667 - White Dwarf - Ross Venner (1305 Temporarily)
1230 - Fire Up - Tegan Franklin
1304 - James Chan
Firebug 2019/20 Season wrap-up
The winners for the season were as follows:
Club Championship - Ross Venner
Spring Point Score - Luke Franklin
Autumn Point Score - Tegan Franklin
Festive Point Score - Ross Venner
Melrose Trophy - Luke Franklin
The 2.4 metre Firebugs were designed by New Zealander John Spencer to provide an easily built entry into racing for both adults and juniors. At 4.5 sq. metres the sail area is 50% greater than similar sized boats targeted exclusively at juniors while the multiple compartments in the hull provide excellent safety and easy recovery from a capsize.
"A" and "b" divisions
These divisions are open to all monohull boats less then 4.86 metres in overall length. Boats will be assigned based on their handicap or expected performance.
Concord Ryde Sailing Club is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Two of the major classes in the club's history are scow moths and VJs.
We are delighted to continue our association with these great classes...
Class Captain: Ross Venner
Phone Number: 0418 457 020.
Submit a question to the Class Captain