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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

Rule change proposals

The committee's rule change proposals to (a) permit twin spinnaker poles to be carried and (b) allow both crew and helm ...
Posted: 24/02/2017 14:11:57
More information on Fireball e-News - 2nd edition is out!

Fireball e-News - 2nd edition is out!

The second edition of Fireball e-News is here - click on the header to download. This will be the last edition availabl...
Posted: 14/02/2017 11:34:25

Fireballs at the Sailjuice winter series

The story so far. After 4 round of the Sailjuice winter series the Fireball have had mixed fortunes. The Draycote Dash,...
Posted: 04/01/2017
More information on Fireball e-News - First edition

Fireball e-News - First edition

The first edition of Fireball e-News may now be downloaded by clicking on the heading.  Please note that ...
Posted: 14/11/2016

Windy Saturday at Brightlingsea

Brightlingsea Open Meeting 17th/18th September 2016 With the forecast of 16 to 19 knots North West this looked like it ...
Posted: 27/09/2016

UK Fireball Class Youth Facebook page

As of 25th September the 'UK Fireball Class Youth' group page was launched. This is open to youth sailors (novice throug...
Posted: 27/09/2016

Sunshine, wind and waves at Shoreham

As always, Shoreham served up world beating conditions – sunshine, wind and waves. Though the fleet was somewhat ...
Posted: 08/08/2016
More information on Final Results Europeans at Benzone, Lake Garda

Final Results Europeans at Benzone, Lake Garda

 Acquafresca, Brenzone, Lake Garda, Italy The European champions are Claude Mermod and Ruedi Moser from Switzerlan...
Posted: 05/08/2016

Day 3 - Europeans at Brenzone, Lake Garda

Acquafresca, Brenzone, Lake Garda, Italy A planned 12 o’clock start turned into a 2 o’clock after waiting f...
Posted: 04/08/2016

Day 2 - Europeans at Benzone, Lake Garda

Acquafresca, Brenzone, Lake Garda, Italy With the 8am start a sleepy fleet set sail into what looked like a drifter. Ho...
Posted: 03/08/2016
More information on Day 1 - Europeans at Brenzone, Lake Garda

Day 1 - Europeans at Brenzone, Lake Garda

It was the Czechs who ruled the waves on the first day of the Fireball European championship. Milan Cap and Filip Procha...
Posted: 02/08/2016
More information on Shoreham open imminent

Shoreham open imminent

Shoreham Open is this weekend 6th and 7th August, Last chance to get some practice in the waves before the Nationals jus...
Posted: 01/08/2016

Fleet Update: Draycote Water Fireballs

Shoreham Open is this weekend 6th and 7th August, Last chance to get some practice in the waves before the Nationals jus...
Posted: 01/08/2016

Training Weekend booking deadline

Deadline for entries for the Fireball training weekend at Datchet Water Sailing Club is this Sunday 17th April. Please c...
Posted: 13/04/2016

Fireball Training Weekend Book Now

Fireball Training Weekend 23/24th April Booking Form The Class Association organised training weekend in April promise...
Posted: 06/04/2016

Y and Y Dinghy Show Interviews

Mark Jardine of interviewed two recent Fireball World Champions: Tom Gillard http://www.yachtsan...
Posted: 16/03/2016
More information on Staunton Harold Fireball Open

Staunton Harold Fireball Open

Its just a few weeks until the first Fireball open of the season at Staunton Harold Sailing Club. 2 days of quality rac...
Posted: 15/03/2016

Nationals 2016 Early Bird entry closes 1 April

Please see the 2016 Nationals tab for the entry process.
Posted: 12/03/2016

Latest Forum Posts

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: 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

Free to a good home

Yes please, can you email me details to Im based in the North, but my parents live near Oxford so would be able to pick up. ...
Anthony York
28/02/2016 23:23:52

Free to a good home

Two sets of Fireball sails, little used. Must rehome before June! Oxford. Reply to this message or call me on 01865 251234 ...
Anthony York
26/02/2016 15:52:19

Twin Spinnaker Poles

This is what the rules say: 19 SPINNAKER BOOM 19.1 Length When fixed to the mast the distance between the extreme outboard end, including fitt...
Anthony York
26/02/2016 11:58:18

Twin Spinnaker Poles

As I understand it the clarication arose from the rules which talk about 'a' or 'the' spinnaker pole, in the singular. This has been interpreted to me...
Anthony York
25/02/2016 16:58:39
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