January

2

Grafham Grand Prix
Grafham Water SC

02/01/2022 - 02/01/2022
January

8

Bloody Mary
Queen Mary SC

08/01/2022 - 08/01/2022
January

22

King George Gallop
King George SC

22/01/2022 - 22/01/2022
February

5

Tiger Trophy
Rutland SC

05/02/2022 - 06/02/2022
March

25

Staunton Harold SC Open Meeting
Staunton Harold SC

25/03/2022 - 26/03/2022

News & Notices

More information on Discounted tickets for 2022 Dinghy Show

Discounted tickets for 2022 Dinghy Show

UK Fireball association Ticket discount code: RYAEX2208 Use this code to receive 10% off adult day or weekend tickets (...
Posted: 30/11/2021 08:21:03
More information on Anthony & James win at Draycote

Anthony & James win at Draycote

Report to follow. Results are here: https://draycotewater.co.uk/results/fireballopen131121...
Posted: 14/11/2021 21:40:28
More information on Paul & Simon - 2021 Inland National Champions!

Paul & Simon - 2021 Inland National Champions!

Results from the Inland Nationals are here: https://www.chewvalleysailing.org.uk/.../fireball-420... Congratulations to...
Posted: 07/11/2021 19:00:29
More information on Last few days to enter the DWSC Open

Last few days to enter the DWSC Open

ENTER NOW! ENTRY CLOSES ON MONDAY 8TH NOVEMBER!  SCHEDULE 13th November Registration: 09.00-10.30 Wate...
Posted: 25/10/2021 21:25:06
More information on Gul Inland Nationals 6/7 Nov at Chew

Gul Inland Nationals 6/7 Nov at Chew

Sailing Instructions:  https://www.fireballsailing.org.uk/docs/p1fjl2l0i7t071gaoqq51ijqf023.pdf Schedule Saturda...
Posted: 21/10/2021 17:19:30
More information on FIREBALL TOP TIPS VIDEO - From the Fireball Nationals 2021 with Champion Matt Burge & Dave Hall

FIREBALL TOP TIPS VIDEO - From the Fireball Nationals 2021 with Champion Matt Burge & Dave Hall

Check out this excellent video from the RYA showing just how windy it was on day 4 of the 2021 National Championship: h...
Posted: 07/10/2021 19:14:05
More information on Matt Burge & Dan Schieber - 2021 GUL UK National Champions!

Matt Burge & Dan Schieber - 2021 GUL UK National Champions!

Matt & Dan sailed an amazingly cosistent series, especially given the windy and wavy conditions, to take the title o...
Posted: 05/10/2021 11:27:02
More information on Final few days for reduced Nationals entry fee!

Final few days for reduced Nationals entry fee!

A reminder that the entry fee for the Nationals will increase from £199 to £249 on 20th September. With 28 ...
Posted: 14/09/2021 20:42:00
More information on NOR and entry open for Paignton Open

NOR and entry open for Paignton Open

The NoR and entries are available on the PSC Website at https://paigntonsailingclub.co.uk/open-events-championships...
Posted: 14/09/2021 20:24:16
More information on Staunton Harold Open Meeting 25/26 Sept

Staunton Harold Open Meeting 25/26 Sept

  SHSC is hosting a Gul Golden Dolphin Open  which we'll be sharing with the Scorpion...
Posted: 12/09/2021 21:06:00
More information on Fireballs at the Tiger Trophy

Fireballs at the Tiger Trophy

The delayed Tiger trophy was eventually held over the August Bank holiday weekend. Usually held in February – ofte...
Posted: 01/09/2021 13:26:36
More information on Fireball fleet at Chichester Harbour Race Week

Fireball fleet at Chichester Harbour Race Week

Read the Y&Y Report on the thrills and spills of the Fireballs at this year's Chichester Harbour race week (what was...
Posted: 27/08/2021 17:23:09
More information on The new Fireball e-News is out!!!

The new Fireball e-News is out!!!

In this 11th edition we have tips for sailing from Hayling Island SC (well worth a read if you're coming to the Nat...
Posted: 27/08/2021 16:54:38
More information on 2021 Fireball Nationals Registration now open!

2021 Fireball Nationals Registration now open!

The long-awaited Fireball Nationals is taking place at Hayling Island Sailing Club, from 30th September to 3rd October 2...
Posted: 12/08/2021 13:45:39
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 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 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

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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