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More information on Hayling Island Open report

Hayling Island Open report

Russ Clark's report on the weekend's Gul Golden Dolphin Series Open at Hayling Island SC is now on the Y&Y website. ...
Posted: 20/06/2018 09:11:12
More information on Gul Golden Series - round 4

Gul Golden Series - round 4

The fourth round of the 2018 Gul Golden Dolphin series is now beginning to recede into memory even if the bruises aren't...
Posted: 19/06/2018 13:13:18
More information on 2020 Worlds awarded to Ireland!

2020 Worlds awarded to Ireland!

  2020 Worlds Going to Ireland 15 June 2018 2020 FIREBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS COMING TO IRELAND The 2020 Fireba...
Posted: 15/06/2018 17:49:54
More information on Gul Golden Dolphin series

Gul Golden Dolphin series

The Gul Golden dolphin series standings after three events may be found in the 'Events' section. The current leaders in...
Posted: 15/06/2018 12:23:26
More information on Hyde Sails donate a Nationals spinnaker!

Hyde Sails donate a Nationals spinnaker!

Do you fancy winning a brand new Hyde kite?! Yes? Then, to be in with a chance, all you have to do is enter the 2018 UK...
Posted: 13/06/2018 18:42:33
More information on Gul Golden Dolphin series

Gul Golden Dolphin series

The Gul Golden dolphin series standings after two events may be found in the 'Events' section. The current leaders in e...
Posted: 09/05/2018 07:59:44
More information on New National Championship trophies

New National Championship trophies

As most of you will be aware, the UKFA has made a determined – and successful - effort to locate and recover missi...
Posted: 06/04/2018 09:46:14
More information on Open Meeting/Championship UKFA Membership Requirements

Open Meeting/Championship UKFA Membership Requirements

Attention all open meeting and championship entrants! Did you attend the recent Chew Valley SC Open?  Do you plan ...
Posted: 05/04/2018 11:26:33
More information on Future Nationals Dates Announced

Future Nationals Dates Announced

UK Fireball Association has been working hard to implement a future National Championship plan which can be broadcast to...
Posted: 05/04/2018 09:05:16
More information on 2018 Gul Golden Dolphin Series - Round 1

2018 Gul Golden Dolphin Series - Round 1

The first Open meeting for the Fireballs this year was the Gul Golden Dolphin event at Chew Valley SC. The Gol...
Posted: 28/03/2018 10:08:24
More information on Roger Fauchon

Roger Fauchon

It is with sadness I have learnt that one of the Fireball class's pioneers has recently passed away. Roger Fauchon was ...
Posted: 24/03/2018 14:34:56
More information on Fireball Promo Video

Fireball Promo Video

The Dinghy Show promotional video, produced for UKFA by Lucy Cornes, can be found here   © UKFA...
Posted: 22/03/2018 08:13:17
More information on Carnac charter boats required!

Carnac charter boats required!

2018 Worlds - charter boats required We have been contacted by the French Fireball Association who are looking for char...
Posted: 20/03/2018 12:48:55
More information on UK Global policy renewals

UK Global policy renewals

For those of you who insure your craft through the UKGlobal scheme, your renewal was due on 01 March 2018.  Renewal...
Posted: 28/02/2018 18:14:03
More information on Coaching Seminar

Coaching Seminar

Former World Champion Adam Bowers will be hosting a coaching session at 8.00 pm on 17 March 2018 at Chew Valley SC. Tic...
Posted: 24/02/2018 16:21:37
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

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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