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More information on 2018 Inlands NOR

2018 Inlands NOR

The NOR and entry form for this year's Inland Championship to be hosted by Draycote Water SC over the weekend of 13-14 O...
Posted: 14/08/2018 18:22:36
More information on Ian Dobson & Richard Wagstaff 2018 National Champions!

Ian Dobson & Richard Wagstaff 2018 National Champions!

We were promised an increasing breeze early on in the day for the final races of the Gul Fireball Nationals. B...
Posted: 31/07/2018 17:56:27
More information on The Toby Hamer Memorial Trophy

The Toby Hamer Memorial Trophy

Earlier today the UK Fireball Association was delighted to accept The Toby Hamer Memorial Trophy from Dave Dobrijev...
Posted: 19/07/2018 08:53:25
More information on 2018 Nationals - Measurement

2018 Nationals - Measurement

2018 Nationals measurement process Once again we will adopt 'light touch' measurement checks at this year's Nationals. ...
Posted: 12/07/2018 18:58:18
More information on 2018 UKFA AGM


The 2018 UKFA Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, 23rd July at 8.00 pm at Penzance SC. The agenda will be:&n...
Posted: 12/07/2018 17:12:11
More information on McLaughlin Southworth Trophy

McLaughlin Southworth Trophy

Just three weeks or so until the 2018 Nationals at Penzance and here's a sneak preview of the magnificent new 'Mclaughli...
Posted: 03/07/2018 08:41:26
More information on Hayling Island Open report

Hayling Island Open report

Russ Clark's report on the weekend's Gul Golden Dolphin Series Open at Hayling Island SC is now on the Y&Y website. ...
Posted: 20/06/2018 09:11:12
More information on Gul Golden Series - round 4

Gul Golden Series - round 4

The fourth round of the 2018 Gul Golden Dolphin series is now beginning to recede into memory even if the bruises aren't...
Posted: 19/06/2018 13:13:18
More information on 2020 Worlds awarded to Ireland!

2020 Worlds awarded to Ireland!

  2020 Worlds Going to Ireland 15 June 2018 2020 FIREBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS COMING TO IRELAND The 2020 Fireba...
Posted: 15/06/2018 17:49:54
More information on Gul Golden Dolphin series

Gul Golden Dolphin series

The Gul Golden dolphin series standings after three events may be found in the 'Events' section. The current leaders in...
Posted: 15/06/2018 12:23:26
More information on Hyde Sails donate a Nationals spinnaker!

Hyde Sails donate a Nationals spinnaker!

Do you fancy winning a brand new Hyde kite?! Yes? Then, to be in with a chance, all you have to do is enter the 2018 UK...
Posted: 13/06/2018 18:42:33
More information on Gul Golden Dolphin series

Gul Golden Dolphin series

The Gul Golden dolphin series standings after two events may be found in the 'Events' section. The current leaders in e...
Posted: 09/05/2018 07:59:44
More information on New National Championship trophies

New National Championship trophies

As most of you will be aware, the UKFA has made a determined – and successful - effort to locate and recover missi...
Posted: 06/04/2018 09:46:14
More information on Open Meeting/Championship UKFA Membership Requirements

Open Meeting/Championship UKFA Membership Requirements

Attention all open meeting and championship entrants! Did you attend the recent Chew Valley SC Open?  Do you plan ...
Posted: 05/04/2018 11:26:33
More information on Future Nationals Dates Announced

Future Nationals Dates Announced

UK Fireball Association has been working hard to implement a future National Championship plan which can be broadcast to...
Posted: 05/04/2018 09:05:16
More information on 2018 Gul Golden Dolphin Series - Round 1

2018 Gul Golden Dolphin Series - Round 1

The first Open meeting for the Fireballs this year was the Gul Golden Dolphin event at Chew Valley SC. The Gol...
Posted: 28/03/2018 10:08:24
More information on Roger Fauchon

Roger Fauchon

It is with sadness I have learnt that one of the Fireball class's pioneers has recently passed away. Roger Fauchon was ...
Posted: 24/03/2018 14:34:56
More information on Fireball Promo Video

Fireball Promo Video

The Dinghy Show promotional video, produced for UKFA by Lucy Cornes, can be found here   © UKFA...
Posted: 22/03/2018 08:13:17
More information on Carnac charter boats required!

Carnac charter boats required!

2018 Worlds - charter boats required We have been contacted by the French Fireball Association who are looking for char...
Posted: 20/03/2018 12:48:55
More information on UK Global policy renewals

UK Global policy renewals

For those of you who insure your craft through the UKGlobal scheme, your renewal was due on 01 March 2018.  Renewal...
Posted: 28/02/2018 18:14:03

Latest Forum Posts

Mast setup problem

Hi,You will only receive a notification of posts if you have set your profile up to do so. Click the My Profile button at the top when you are lo...

14/07/2018 12:15:00

Mast setup problem

Chris, Many thanks for your comments, and apologies for not having checked back in a couple of days - somehow I thought the forum would email me ...

13/07/2018 21:37:37

Mast setup problem

Hi Iain, I presume this is FB95 you are referring to? My only suggestion is to see if the mast gate is correctly centred although I note you have alr...

09/07/2018 17:45:06

Mast setup problem

The mast on my elderly wooden Fireball has always troubled me with a bend to port when set up symmetrically with rig tension applied.  I have up ...

08/07/2018 16:19:43

Boat search

Peter Bamford, ex UKFA Chairman, has been in touch: “ Hi, I don't whether you can help me. I raced fireballs for 11 years between 1970 and 181. In f...

24/12/2017 17:04:07

Campsite at Penzance

Looking for  a campsite near Penzance Sailing Club? Have a look here: ...

18/12/2017 13:17:14

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
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