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Wanted - Fireball measurer in the South-West!

Wanted! A Fireball measurer in the South-West! Demand for full measurers and for sail measurers is nowhere near as stro...
Posted: 11/10/2017 18:14:00

Missing trophies! Can you help?

A plea to Fireball sailors past and present - Some of our trophies are missing!   We’d love to have them ba...
Posted: 11/10/2017 18:08:06
More information on European & UK Championships - a report from a youth perspective!

European & UK Championships - a report from a youth perspective!

I am delighted to announce the winners of the competition, supported by UK Global and Pinnell & Bax, for the best yo...
Posted: 25/09/2017 07:51:47

Pinnell & Bax end-of-season offer

For those considering upgrading their sails check out the end-of-season offer from Pinnell & Bax. Details may be fou...
Posted: 20/09/2017 18:35:17
More information on Gul Fireball Europeans and Nationals 2017 Regatta Report

Gul Fireball Europeans and Nationals 2017 Regatta Report

So Friday morning in Lyme dawned with Matt Burge and Dan Schieber the overnight leaders after the most consistent day ac...
Posted: 28/08/2017 14:14:50
More information on Race day 5 at Lyme Regis

Race day 5 at Lyme Regis

The penultimate day of the Gul Fireball Europeans in Lyme Regis was forecast to be light and shifty, so the prospect of ...
Posted: 25/08/2017 18:58:37
More information on Day 4 at Lyme Regis

Day 4 at Lyme Regis

After 2 days of no racing because of either no wind or an unsafe sea state the fleet were relieved to get on the water. ...
Posted: 24/08/2017 08:51:56
More information on Day 1 at the 2017 European & UK National Championships

Day 1 at the 2017 European & UK National Championships

 A still morning with virtually no wind greeted the 85 Fireballs at Lyme Regis for day 1 of the FB European and Nat...
Posted: 21/08/2017 17:50:01
More information on Classic Lyme conditions for practice race

Classic Lyme conditions for practice race

A classic Lyme Regis day awaited the 85 entries for the practice race and final day before the start of the 2017 Gulf Eu...
Posted: 20/08/2017 08:33:22
More information on Fireball News Edition 3

Fireball News Edition 3

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Posted: 03/08/2017 15:30:23

2017 Shoreham SC Open

Shoreham Fireball and Merlin open 29th & 30th July 2017.We’re looking forward to welcoming the Merlin Rockets ...
Posted: 22/07/2017 17:13:30
More information on 2017 Gul European & UK National Fireball championships

2017 Gul European & UK National Fireball championships

Preparations for the combined Gul European & UK National Fireball Championships to be hosted hosted by Lyme Regis SC...
Posted: 23/06/2017 03:10:09
More information on Hayling Island Whitsun Regatta - a 3 day open event with a Fireball class start

Hayling Island Whitsun Regatta - a 3 day open event with a Fireball class start

Entries are now being taken for the Hayling Island SC Whitsun Regatta. This is an open event to be held over three days:...
Posted: 06/04/2017 17:09:18

European & UK Championships - a report from a youth perspective!

I am delighted to announce the winners of the competition, supported by UK Global and Pinnell & Bax, for the best yo...
Posted: 25/09/2017 07:52:42

2017 UKFA Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the UK Fireball Association will be held at 8.00pm on Mon...
Posted: 22/07/2017 17:15:30

Euros/UK Nats 'early bird' entry closing 9 April

Entry entry closes on 9th April for 2017 Gul Fireball Europeans & Nationals at Lyme Regis by Richard Anderton today...
Posted: 08/04/2017 18:52:52
More information on Hayling's fleet continues to grow!

Hayling's fleet continues to grow!

With four more boats joining the fleet over the winter, Hayling Island's growing Fireball presence is receiving the full...
Posted: 07/04/2017 17:46:09

2017 European/UK National championships 'early bird' entry closing 9 April

This will be your last reminder that the 'early bird' entry for the combined 2017 European/UK National championships clo...
Posted: 05/04/2017 08:00:51

Staunton Harold Open

The 2015 open meeting at Staunton Harold has gone down in Fireball folklore. Listen to some of the stories and you would...
Posted: 30/03/2017 08:10:59

New insurance deal with UKGlobal!

UKFA and UKGlobal have negotiated an improved arrangement for members of the association. UKGlobal's rates are already ...
Posted: 18/03/2017 09:16:12

Latest Forum Posts

Missing trophies - can you help?!


A plea to Fireball sailors past and present - Some of our trophies are missing! We’d love to have them back. They are hard fought over and mean ...

11/10/2017 18:20:04

Toe Straps for Tall People


I'm 6'2" and find that using the leaward side toe strap is the most satisfactory solution. I have shockcord to keep the straps lifted up above the hog...

31/05/2017 21:04:58

Toe Straps for Tall People


Does anyone else have a problem being a tall helm? If so have you done anything different with your toes straps to help out with hiking? I bolted mine...

31/05/2017 13:31:34

West Mersea trolley corossion


For those with the West Mersea combi trolley and that's most of us, make sure to check the drain holes in all the tubular sections as if they're block...

17/05/2017 22:32:59

Trolley rash


Thanks Dale, I bought some material from Welsh Harp Boat Centre (Sovereign Trailers) in the end as I couldn't work out from the direct astroturf...

08/03/2017 11:01:25

Trolley rash


I had similar problem a few years ago, used 30mm pile Astroturf and sealant on with 798, really strong sealant from Screwfix. Found the Astroturf...

23/02/2017 17:02:22

Trolley rash


Having dealt with all the 'right way up' bimbles, Sijambo was flipped over yesterday and not only did I find a compression dent or two (removed with ...

07/02/2017 16:11:56

Notice of Race for Plymouth Open


Hi All, Sorry to a pain trying to information on Plymouth Fireball Open 2nd 3rd July and who is going with Nationals only a month away. Regards Bar...

28/06/2016 15:02:36

Containers - 2016 Worlds in South Africa


Hi Tim, I am definitely interested Will...
Anthony York
14/06/2016 17:40:41

Containers - 2016 Worlds in South Africa


Hi all, Using a South Africa shipping company brings the costs down. Depending on exact exchange rate, the container and shipping door to door is i...
Anthony York
21/05/2016 13:01:51

Pointing Issues


Hi Nigel, I have Alto Mast which use with T 10 North.The set I use 400mm spreader lenght 37mm pre bend set at 22'6" of rake. I only use the Alto when...
Anthony York
12/05/2016 18:01:29

Pointing Issues


Hi - i have had serious pointing issues since replacing my (broken) cumulus with an Alto. Tried everything i can think of (jib up-down, in/out, plate ...

10/05/2016 13:55:06

Containers - 2016 Worlds in South Africa


Has there been any more progress on the cost of shipping?...
Anthony York
01/05/2016 08:13:49

Help and assistance needed.


John Spooner has recently completed restoration of a 1979 fireball and is looking for help rigging & setting it up in the SE London / NW Kent area (an...
Anthony York
11/04/2016 09:36:45

Fireball Training at Datchet 23/24 April


Just a quick heads up to all that the contact details for Datchet, Glenn Bolton is out of date since he is no longer connected with the the club. With...

31/03/2016 18:13:21

Crew or Helm for Opens & Nationals 2016


Hi All, Looking for crew or Helm new season of Open Meeting Nationals and if it goes well World's. I have 2 Fireballs 14430 and 14889 both well prep...

16/03/2016 16:59:03

Nationals accommodation


From: Sue Bannister Contact Number: 02392 460314 We have a modern house either to part rent or bed and breakfast available. 10 doors from causew...
Anthony York
10/03/2016 12:35:49

Hayling Island SC - No joining fees for 2016


For those interested in joining there are various classes of membership: http://www.hisc.co.uk/the-club/current-fees/membership-fees/ Fees may b...
Anthony York
04/03/2016 07:54:34

Hayling Island SC - No joining fees for 2016


It has just been announced that for the remainder of 2016 HISC will not charge a joining fee for new members - crews or helms - intending to sail in ...
Anthony York
03/03/2016 21:28:53

Containers - 2016 Worlds in South Africa


Hi Tim Please reserve a space for us. Barbara & Guy...
Anthony York
29/02/2016 19:58:53
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