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Action from Grafham
100 boats for the worlds!
Corrector re-weighing at Shoreham - Come to the open on the 1/2 August. Bring your measurement certificate, and UNALTERED correctors. Re-weighing will happen after racing on Saturday, so enjoy a drink, and supper with the rest of the sailors.
We want your story! Why do you sail the boat you sail? Record yourself on video answering the question: "Why Fireball?"
It could be why you enjoy sailing or racing them, what got you into them in the 1st place, why you still sail them, what you love about 'em, it really is up to you. Just answer the question on video in landscape orientation and send it to email@example.com via any method you like, iMessage, dropbox, wetransfer. Your video may be selected for a project that will be shared at the GUL Fireball Worlds in August.
Example videos here https://youtu.be/X_LcTV6Bx1Q
Tom Gillard and Andy Thompson win at Grafham Water. Glorious sunshine on Saturday and plenty of breeze all weekend for 33 boat fleet. Report
2015 Worlds - 84 Entries and Counting
GUL Fireball World Championship Website - Notice of Race and Entry Forms available
Enter before the 1st July to secure discounted entry.
Fleet Update: Draycote Water Fireballs
DJ Edwards & Vyv Townend win Fireball Inland Championships at Chew Valley
Allen Brothers sponsor the Inland Championships
To be held at Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club on the 1st and 2nd November.
Students' Shoestring Sailing - A journey to the 2014 National Championship
This film has been produced by two students who after deciding they wanted to sail a Fireball dinghy in September 2013, then restored a classic Fireball picked up on ebay that had not been afloat in over 20 years. Restoration took place throughout the winter and summer, finishing just 1 day before the 2014 UK Nationals in Tenby.
We sailed all week in the nationals and had a brilliant time and are now looking to get a second more competitive boat to train and race in the 2015 worlds in Pwllheli, Wales.
Gillard & Anderton crowned National Champions 2014
Final report and list of winners in the news section
4 photo albums from on and off the water now uploaded to Facebook
full size images and video also available courtesy of Alistair Mackay via dropbox
Nationals pics now on FaceBook!
Homecoming Europeans Results
Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton take the title with a strong final day.
3 Races sailed on Monday see report!
3 More races on Tuesday
No Racing on Thursday
3 Races on Friday
See the UKFireballClass Facebook page for links to photo albums
GUL Fireball World Championships 2015 - Pwllheli
Fireball International and the UK Fireball Association are delighted to launch the 2015 World Championships to be held at Club Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club, Wales from 17th to 28th August 2015. It will be 10 years since the International Fireball World Championships were last held in the UK, so the event will provide an opportunity to race against some of the best amateur dinghy sailors in Britain and from across the globe More...
Fireball World Championships 2014
FIreball International Website - Daily reports
Fireball International Facebook Group - reports, pictures, comment and more!
International Week - Pattaya Thailand, Nathan Batchelor & Sam Pascoe take the victory
Ian Dobson and Ben Ainsworth claim 2013 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