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More information on Fireball News Edition 5

Fireball News Edition 5

Fireball News Edition 5 is out now!...
Posted: 16/02/2018 19:45:22
More information on Do you have a Fireball to sell?

Do you have a Fireball to sell?

Do you have a Fireball to sell? We are compiling a list of available Fireballs to hand to prospective purchasers at the...
Posted: 30/01/2018 08:35:48
More information on 2018 Dinghy Show - Volunteers needed!

2018 Dinghy Show - Volunteers needed!

We are still looking for volunteers to man the UKFA stand at the Dinghy Show over the weekend of 3/4 March. If you can ...
Posted: 23/01/2018 18:09:03
More information on Pinnell & Bax Members Discount

Pinnell & Bax Members Discount

We are delighted to announce that Pinnell & Bax has kindly agreed to institute a discount scheme for UKFA members. ...
Posted: 18/01/2018 12:53:21
More information on 2018 Gul Nationals Now Open for Registrations

2018 Gul Nationals Now Open for Registrations

Penzance Sailing Club is the proud host of our Gul National Championships in 2018. The event will run from Saturday 21s...
Posted: 11/01/2018 21:13:14
More information on RYA Dinghy Show 3/4 March

RYA Dinghy Show 3/4 March

Fireball class at the RYA Dinghy Show 3/4th March The Dinghy Show marks the start of the 2018 season and we're planning...
Posted: 07/01/2018 16:15:18
More information on Another trophy returns home!

Another trophy returns home!

We continue to have success in tracking down 'lost' trophies and are delighted that, after a seven year absence, the Inl...
Posted: 04/01/2018 17:35:35
More information on Toby Hamer - celebration of his life

Toby Hamer - celebration of his life

Toby Hamer All friends and colleagues of Toby are invited to attend a celebration of his adventurous life, on Thursday ...
Posted: 19/12/2017 08:34:34
More information on South West Coaching Weekend

South West Coaching Weekend

UKFA South-West rep Chris Thorne ([email protected]) has put a huge effort into arranging a training weekend...
Posted: 14/12/2017 21:29:04
More information on Gul Performance Apparel two year sponsorship of Nationals and Golden Dolphin series

Gul Performance Apparel two year sponsorship of Nationals and Golden Dolphin series

Gul Performance Apparel’s two-year title sponsorship of the Fireball National Championship and Golden Dolphin seri...
Posted: 13/12/2017 15:29:34
More information on Toby Hamer

Toby Hamer

I am sorry to share with you the very sad news that Toby Hamer lost his life on Thursday in a kayaking accident on the R...
Posted: 11/12/2017 14:46:06

2018 Open Meeting Schedule

I am pleased to let you know that the 2018 open meeting schedule has been agreed; details may be found elsewhere on this...
Posted: 08/12/2017 16:12:29

2018 Subs and UK Global Insurance

A gentle reminder that UKFA subs are due on 1 January. For the 75% of members who pay by direct debit the good news is ...
Posted: 07/12/2017 17:09:40
More information on Our missing trophies are turning up!

Our missing trophies are turning up!

We had quite a response to our plea to find missing trophies. It sparked some interesting debates and got people talking...
Posted: 20/11/2017 08:18:28

New South West measurer

I'm pleased to let you know that we had a very strong response from members who were interested in becoming the new Sout...
Posted: 27/10/2017 13:37:47

2018 Nationals - change of venue

2018 Nationals – event relocation from Looe SC to Penzance SC. Looe is a popular championship venue: it is a love...
Posted: 27/10/2017 12:50:42

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 ba...
Posted: 11/10/2017 18:08:06
More information on European & UK Championships - a report from a youth perspective!

European & UK Championships - a report from a youth perspective!

I am delighted to announce the winners of the competition, supported by UK Global and Pinnell & Bax, for the best yo...
Posted: 25/09/2017 07:51:47

Pinnell & Bax end-of-season offer

For those considering upgrading their sails check out the end-of-season offer from Pinnell & Bax. Details may be fou...
Posted: 20/09/2017 18:35:17
More information on Gul Fireball Europeans and Nationals 2017 Regatta Report

Gul Fireball Europeans and Nationals 2017 Regatta Report

So Friday morning in Lyme dawned with Matt Burge and Dan Schieber the overnight leaders after the most consistent day ac...
Posted: 28/08/2017 14:14:50

Latest Forum Posts

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

Fireball Training at Datchet 23/24 April


Just a quick heads up to all that the contact details for Datchet, Glenn Bolton is out of date since he is no longer connected with the the club. With...

31/03/2016 18:13:21

Crew or Helm for Opens & Nationals 2016


Hi All, Looking for crew or Helm new season of Open Meeting Nationals and if it goes well World's. I have 2 Fireballs 14430 and 14889 both well prep...

16/03/2016 16:59:03

Nationals accommodation


From: Sue Bannister Contact Number: 02392 460314 We have a modern house either to part rent or bed and breakfast available. 10 doors from causew...
Anthony York
10/03/2016 12:35:49

Hayling Island SC - No joining fees for 2016


For those interested in joining there are various classes of membership: http://www.hisc.co.uk/the-club/current-fees/membership-fees/ Fees may b...
Anthony York
04/03/2016 07:54:34
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