March

21

Staunton Harold SC Open
Staunton Harold SC

21/03/2020 - 22/03/2020
May

2

Hayling Island SC Open
Hayling Island SC

02/05/2020 - 03/05/2020
June

6

Brightlingsea SC Open (Golden Dolphin)
Brightlingsea SC

06/06/2020 - 07/06/2020
June

20

Blackwater SC Open Meeting
Blackwater SC

20/06/2020 - 21/06/2020
July

25

UK National Championship
Weymouth & Portland NSA

25/07/2020 - 28/07/2020

News & Notices

More information on Final 2019 Gul Fireball Golden Dolphin Event at Chew Valley Lake

Final 2019 Gul Fireball Golden Dolphin Event at Chew Valley Lake

You couldn’t wish for a more picturesque setting for the final event of the 2019 Gul Golden Dolphin Series which i...
Posted: 01/10/2019 16:22:00
More information on Reports and Photos from the 2019 Worlds

Reports and Photos from the 2019 Worlds

The reports from the 2019 Montreal Worlds and the North American Championships that were sent to Y&Y during the even...
Posted: 23/09/2019 20:52:50
More information on Minutes from FI Open Forum

Minutes from FI Open Forum

Minutes from the FI Open Forum at theis year's World Championshps in Montreal can be found here on the FI website: ...
Posted: 22/09/2019 10:50:24
More information on Fireball Under 26 Championship at Blackwater SC

Fireball Under 26 Championship at Blackwater SC

The ‘Fireball Under 26 Championship’ was held at the Blackwater Sailing Club over the weekend of the 14 &...
Posted: 18/09/2019 08:53:39
More information on Nationals Photos Online!

Nationals Photos Online!

Jean from Boarder Photos has let us know that the 2019 Fireball Nationals Photos are now available to view....
Posted: 13/07/2019 12:39:19
More information on Dates confirmed for the 2020 UK Nationals at WPNSA

Dates confirmed for the 2020 UK Nationals at WPNSA

The 2020 UK Nationals will be a 4 day event from 25-28 July at WPNSA. We have chosen this duration because of the proxim...
Posted: 01/07/2019 21:13:38
More information on Gul Golden Dolphin Fireball open at Blackwater SC.

Gul Golden Dolphin Fireball open at Blackwater SC.

The early start because of tide times did not keep away the keen teams from Blackwater SC’s Annual Fireball open. ...
Posted: 18/06/2019 11:37:36
More information on Gul extends sponsorship to cover the 2019 Fireball Inland National Championships

Gul extends sponsorship to cover the 2019 Fireball Inland National Championships

Gul has been the title sponsor for the UK Fireball fleet for the past few years, providing fantastic prize vouchers to s...
Posted: 12/06/2019 21:12:07
More information on 2019 AGM Minutes

2019 AGM Minutes

The minutes from the very well attended 2019 AGM are here. Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the dis...
Posted: 31/05/2019 07:32:54
More information on Gul Fireball National Championship

Gul Fireball National Championship

Torbay dealt up its most challenging conditions for the final day of the championship. A North Westerly wind blowing out...
Posted: 29/05/2019 17:56:51
More information on Gul Fireball Golden Dolphin open at Brightlingsea

Gul Fireball Golden Dolphin open at Brightlingsea

The second sea open in the Gul sponsored Golden Dolphin series took place in the waters just off the East coast seaside ...
Posted: 21/05/2019 08:43:30
More information on 2019 GUL UK FIREBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2019 GUL UK FIREBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

This year’s 2019 Gul UK Fireball National Championships are at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club, situated on the beauti...
Posted: 18/05/2019 21:38:00
More information on GUL Nationals SI's Published

GUL Nationals SI's Published

The Sailing Instructions for the GUL UK Nationals at RTYC between 25th May to 28th May 2019 are now published for compet...
Posted: 17/05/2019 08:52:31
More information on Golden Dolphin Trophy presentation and winner of Watergate Bay weekend away announced!

Golden Dolphin Trophy presentation and winner of Watergate Bay weekend away announced!

We had a great first day at the 2019 RYA Dinghy Show with lots of old friends and new faces popping by! Saskia Clarke M...
Posted: 03/03/2019 07:27:17
More information on UKGlobal's 2019-20 Fireball insurance scheme

UKGlobal's 2019-20 Fireball insurance scheme

As the new season approaches many of you will receive insurance renewal reminders for your Fireball. UKGlobal teamed up...
Posted: 22/02/2019 17:57:29
More information on UK Fireball Survey - Part 2

UK Fireball Survey - Part 2

UK Fireball Survey Results (2) - Open Meeting Circuit and Overseas Events Open meeting Circuit Unfortunately, we didn&...
Posted: 06/02/2019 21:08:26
More information on ropelocker ties up with UKFA!

ropelocker ties up with UKFA!

Many of you will know of, and will have dealt with, ropelocker - a south-west based supplier of high quality ropes. We ...
Posted: 09/01/2019 13:34:01
More information on Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! If your New Year's resolutions include upgrading your Fireball or, indeed, joining the class there are ...
Posted: 01/01/2019 12:02:55
More information on Class survey update

Class survey update

The 2018 survey asked more questions than we've ever dared to before and the response has been fantastic! In addition t...
Posted: 20/12/2018 10:19:47
More information on 2019 Nationals - entries from 5 January

2019 Nationals - entries from 5 January

2019 Gul UK Fireball Nationals (25-28 May 2019) Entries for the 2019 Gul UK Fireball National Championship to be hosted...
Posted: 19/12/2018 17:32:35

Latest Forum Posts

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

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
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