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Fireball stand busy at the Dinghy Show
Datchet Flyer 1st and 2nd Overall
Grafham Grand Prix 2nd and 3rd Overall with 10 Fireballs racing
Notts County 1st, 2nd and 4th Overall
Steve Nicholson Trophy 1,2,4 Christian Birrell and Richard Anderton claim victory in Doublehanders, 13 Fireballs Racing
Tiger Trophy 4th,5th,6th,9th and 10th Overall
Ian Dobson and Ben Ainsworth claim inlands title
An unusually warm October weekend met 34 Fireball teams for the 2013 Fireball Inland Championships, hosted by Draycote Water Sailing Club. A fickle breaze developed enabling only a minor delay to Saturdays first race. With the wind dropping in from each side of the course, the race officer finally managed to get the fleet away, albeit in a significant left shift. The early tack off the line saw a number of boats pop into the front row, although this was later partially undone when more wind on the port layline brought the first group into the windward mark. Full Report
Tom Gillard & Simon Potts - 2013 WORLD Champions.
With no racing on the final day, Tom Gillard retains his World Championship crown, this time with Simon Potts.
Christian Birrel and Sam Brearey were runners up, with Matt Burge / Richard Wagstaff third. Report and Results here...
Please get in contact asap if you are interested in travelling to the 2014 Fireball World Championships in Thailand
Matt Burge & Richard Wagstaff won a very tricky, light wind, three race European Championship in Portoroz.