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, Datchet Flyer and the Brass Monkey have all been relatively light wind events favouring the non trapeze boats. The Grafham Grand Prix promised to be a cold wintery affair with a strong Northerly, however it turned out to be a pleasant sail in the sunshine – albeit still cold!
There has been a good turnout in most of the events by the Fireballs including former champions Matt Burge, Christian Birrell and winter stalwart Dave Hall to name a few.
For the first three rounds the Fireballs were conspicuous by their absence in the prizes but at Grafham with a bit more wind it started to show what a Fireball can do. Christian Birrell crewed by Viv Townend came second with Kevin Hope crewed by Russel Thorne 3rd and Dave Hall with Paul Constable 7th. Simon & Tom Maskell 13th. Mark Maskell & Nigel Shepherd 20th and Isaac Marsh & Oliver Davenport 32nd.