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More information on 2019 RYA Dinghy Show ticket discount

2019 RYA Dinghy Show ticket discount

The 2019 RYA Dinghy Show will be held at Alexandra Palace, London over the weekend of 2-3 March 2019. To obtain a 10% d...
Posted: 09/11/2018 15:57:28
More information on UKFA Membership Classification Changes

UKFA Membership Classification Changes

With immediate effect UKFA membership classifications have changed. The nub of the change is we have introduced a new f...
Posted: 05/11/2018 17:51:55
More information on 2019 Events schedule

2019 Events schedule

2019 Fireball schedule Please note the Staunton Harold SC Gul Golden Dolphin event has been brought forward by a week t...
Posted: 27/10/2018 17:36:09
More information on 2018 Gul Golden Dolphin series result

2018 Gul Golden Dolphin series result

2018 Gul Golden Dolphin Series - final results. As Staunton Harold's open meeting has been cancelled, the Gul Golden Do...
Posted: 12/10/2018 08:42:28
More information on Staunton Harold Open cancelled

Staunton Harold Open cancelled

STAUNTON HAROLD OPEN CANCELLED I'm afraid the water level at Staunton Harold has worsened so a decision has been made t...
Posted: 01/10/2018 19:07:34
More information on Your association needs you!

Your association needs you!

The UK Fireball association is looking for enthusiastic Fireballers to join the committee. If you have a little free ti...
Posted: 21/09/2018 18:45:04
More information on Matt Burge and Dan Schieber take Worlds title

Matt Burge and Dan Schieber take Worlds title

Congratulations to Matt Burge & Dan Schieber who have won the 2018 Gul Fireball World Championship! Only one race w...
Posted: 31/08/2018 18:43:34
More information on Worlds standings after 8 races

Worlds standings after 8 races

Three races were held today after an initial postponement and it seems that most of the leading teams picked up a result...
Posted: 30/08/2018 18:30:30
More information on Worlds standings after 5 races

Worlds standings after 5 races

Just one race at Carnac today and, by the two accounts I've seen, a very frustrating affair after a long time spent on t...
Posted: 28/08/2018 18:48:32
More information on Worlds standings after 4 races

Worlds standings after 4 races

After four races, British boats occupy 8 of the top 10 places. It's close at the top with Ian Dobson & Richard Wags...
Posted: 27/08/2018 17:15:00
More information on Fireball e-News edition 6 out now!

Fireball e-News edition 6 out now!

Fireball e-News Edition 6...
Posted: 26/08/2018 11:24:06
More information on Staunton Harold Open - date change

Staunton Harold Open - date change

The water level at Staunton Harold SC is currently a little low.  A decision has therefore been taken to postpone t...
Posted: 16/08/2018 15:04:55
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

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

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:http://www.ponsandane.co.uk/ ...

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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