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Training Weekend at Draycote Water SC Cancelled

Unfortunately, we have run out of time to sort out the logistics for running the training weekend at DWSC in April and t...
Posted: 22/03/2019 10:46:30
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 Members under the age of 26 - it's all change!

Members under the age of 26 - it's all change!

It has been decided that henceforth an 'Under 26' nomenclature will be adopted for all aspects of the association's ac...
Posted: 23/02/2019 19:46:54
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 Limited container space for the Worlds - ACT NOW!

Limited container space for the Worlds - ACT NOW!

A reminder for those who are thinking of attending this year's World Championship in Canada that you need to decide quic...
Posted: 15/02/2019 18:43:30
More information on Saskia Clarke to present Golden Dolphin trophy at Dinghy Show

Saskia Clarke to present Golden Dolphin trophy at Dinghy Show

Join the Fireball Class and Saskia Clarke MBE at the RYA Dinghy Show for the Grand Draw for a Free Holiday. The UK Fire...
Posted: 13/02/2019 08:06:27
More information on 2019 Dinghy Show discount - a reminder!

2019 Dinghy Show discount - a reminder!

2019 RYA Dinghy Show ticket discount - a reminder! The 2019 RYA Dinghy Show will be held at Alexandra Palace, London ov...
Posted: 09/02/2019 17:59:32
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 2019 Dinghy Show

2019 Dinghy Show

2019 Dinghy ShowThe Dinghy Show is now less than a month away and, as usual, we are looking for volunteers to assist on ...
Posted: 06/02/2019 18:34:57
More information on UK Fireball Survey - Part 1

UK Fireball Survey - Part 1

UK Fireball Survey – The Results Part 1 The response to our most extensive survey to date was amazing! We have to...
Posted: 29/01/2019 15:57:59
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 2019 GUL UK Nationals entry now open!

2019 GUL UK Nationals entry now open!

2019 Gul UK Nationals entry now open! We are now taking entries via the UKFA website for this year's Gul UK Nationa...
Posted: 05/01/2019 09:41:29
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
More information on Fireball e-News Edition 7

Fireball e-News Edition 7

Fireball e-News Edition 7 is out now. Download it here....
Posted: 04/12/2018 21:31:44
More information on Fireball class survey

Fireball class survey

For the first time, the UK Fireball Association has created a survey that is open to all people who sail regardless of w...
Posted: 25/11/2018 16:13:44
More information on 2019 Montreal Worlds transport

2019 Montreal Worlds transport

2019 Worlds - Montreal We are in the very early stages of formulating plans for boat transportation to next year's Worl...
Posted: 22/11/2018 10:34:17
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

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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