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More information on Open at Mumbles YC 17/18 July

Open at Mumbles YC 17/18 July

Sailing Instructions are now available on the event page. MYC is all set for running a combined event with the Fireball...
Posted: 06/07/2021 20:30:42
More information on U26 Champs 24/25 July at Blackwater SC

U26 Champs 24/25 July at Blackwater SC

The NOR and SIs for the Under 26 Championship are available on the event page. If you're planning to go, the club would ...
Posted: 02/07/2021 10:21:48
More information on New venue for 2022 Worlds

New venue for 2022 Worlds

The 2022 World Championship will take place at the Lough Derg Yacht Club, based in Dromineer. Lough Derg is Ireland's 3r...
Posted: 21/06/2021 21:14:28
More information on Under 26 Championship at Blackwater SC

Under 26 Championship at Blackwater SC

After a very successful event in 2019 back by popular demand to Blackwater Sailing Club is the under 26 champi...
Posted: 21/06/2021 20:31:17
More information on Entry open for Chichester Harbour Race Week

Entry open for Chichester Harbour Race Week

Online entry is now open with an ‘early bird discount’ available for entries received before 30 June 2021....
Posted: 21/06/2021 20:19:54
More information on You're Invited to Blackwater Week

You're Invited to Blackwater Week

The Blackwater SC  Fireballs invite all Fireball sailors to come to Blackwater Week.  Taking place from the 22...
Posted: 21/06/2021 20:03:27

Weymouth Dinghy Regatta Entries Full

We've heard that the entry limit has been reached. There may be places available if anyone cancels. From the Dinghy Reg...
Posted: 16/06/2021 10:34:24
More information on Gul Golden Dolphin  at Blackwater SC

Gul Golden Dolphin at Blackwater SC

The first Gul Golden Dolphin event of the year was held over the hottest weekend of the year so far on...
Posted: 08/06/2021 11:45:24
More information on Entry Open for the Poole YC Open 29/30 May

Entry Open for the Poole YC Open 29/30 May

Poole YC is delighted to say that details of the Osprey and Fireball Open meeting are now on their website, along with t...
Posted: 05/05/2021 16:02:10
More information on Online entry open for Brightlingsea Golden Dolphin

Online entry open for Brightlingsea Golden Dolphin

The NOR and online-enrty for the first Golden Dolphin event of 2021 is all avaialble here https://www.sailbrightlin...
Posted: 29/04/2021 17:31:25
More information on Carbon poles are legal!

Carbon poles are legal!

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re pleased to say that carbon spinnaker poles are now class legal. &...
Posted: 14/03/2021 20:07:02
More information on Virtual Dinghy Show a Success!

Virtual Dinghy Show a Success!

Well, it was weird, but also successful! Not the same as seeing people in real life, but the reach of the dinghy show we...
Posted: 03/03/2021 09:49:20
More information on 2021 Nationals – new date, new venue!!!

2021 Nationals – new date, new venue!!!

We’re so pleased to let you know that the 2021 Nationals is now scheduled for 30th September to 3rd October at Hay...
Posted: 23/02/2021 19:53:39
More information on UKGlobal negotiates improved 2021 renewal terms for the UKFA

UKGlobal negotiates improved 2021 renewal terms for the UKFA

The 2021 renewal terms have been negotiated on behalf of the UKFA with the following key points: A reduction in the p...
Posted: 06/02/2021 09:31:30
More information on Fireball e-News #10

Fireball e-News #10

The latest e-News is out! Click here for articles looking forwards and delving into Fireball's past. Previous copies of...
Posted: 04/02/2021 19:58:38
More information on Gul Golden Dolphin Series Winners

Gul Golden Dolphin Series Winners

Jack Knowles from Gul  – the series sponsor - presenting the Golden Dolphin Travellers Trophy to Dave Hall, w...
Posted: 03/03/2020 13:56:20
More information on And the winner is ...

And the winner is ...

The draw took place at the RYA Dinghy Show for a weekend break at the Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall, including dinner ...
Posted: 03/03/2020 13:40:44
More information on Fireball News Edition #9

Fireball News Edition #9

Fireball News edition #9 is here - just in time for the RYA Dinghy Show....
Posted: 27/02/2020 17:18:56
More information on UKGlobal Fleet Insurance Scheme – no premium increases for 2020 renewal premiums!!

UKGlobal Fleet Insurance Scheme – no premium increases for 2020 renewal premiums!!

UKGlobal is delighted to announce that the changes introduced to the UK Fireball insurance scheme in 2019 have resulted ...
Posted: 05/02/2020 16:30:24
More information on Tiger Trophy at Rutland Water

Tiger Trophy at Rutland Water

Having complained all series about not having much wind Rutland provided it with revenge! It was bonkers, the wind was g...
Posted: 05/02/2020 13:49:27

Latest Forum Posts

Windward main sheeting


Hi AllI have seen quite a few boats now with windward mainsail sheeting. I was wondering if it is worth the effort and when do you use it? Does it tem...

18/03/2020 17:32:13

Mast setup problem


After much examination of everything I could think of, I finally figured that it was indeed the mast gate that was out of true with the rest of the bo...

21/05/2019 09:31:44

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
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