June

2

2022 GUL UK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Brightlingsea SC

02/06/2022 - 05/06/2022
July

1

60th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Hayling Island SC

01/07/2022 - 03/07/2022
July

9

Weymouth Dinghy Regatta
Castle Cove SC

09/07/2022 - 10/07/2022
August

15

Chichester Harbour Race Week
Hayling Island SC

15/08/2022 - 19/08/2022
August

18

2022 Pre-Worlds Ireland
Lough Derg Yacht Club

18/08/2022 - 19/08/2022

News & Notices

More information on Sunshine & wind @ Poole YC

Sunshine & wind @ Poole YC

Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin at Poole YC 21-22 May            ...
Posted: 25/05/2022 08:54:13
More information on Nationals competitor update

Nationals competitor update

With just two weeks to go until the start of the 2022 North Sails Contender and GUL Fireball National Championships our ...
Posted: 20/05/2022 16:05:38
More information on 60th Anniversary Merchandise

60th Anniversary Merchandise

We’re delighted to let you know about the 2022 Fireball 60th Anniversary merchandise which is now available to ord...
Posted: 20/05/2022 15:42:34
More information on 60th Anniversary early bird entry until 31 May

60th Anniversary early bird entry until 31 May

Enter by 31 May to get 3 days' racing and 2 socials at the early bird feel (links below). The programme is: Friday 1 J...
Posted: 20/05/2022 15:37:23
More information on Pina colada sailing at Blackwater

Pina colada sailing at Blackwater

Report by Emilie Hood - Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Open Blackwater SC The weekend of the 14th-15th May saw the Blackwa...
Posted: 19/05/2022 09:21:37
More information on Poole YC Gul Golden Dolphin, 21/22 May

Poole YC Gul Golden Dolphin, 21/22 May

There are 6 races scheduled for the weekend, with the warning signal on Saturday not before 11:55.Entry fee: &pou...
Posted: 10/05/2022 08:25:44
More information on Gilly & Shandy win the HISC GUL Golden Dolphin!

Gilly & Shandy win the HISC GUL Golden Dolphin!

Because of the windy forecast, the Race Officer made an early call to only sail one race on Saturday. Sunday's forecast ...
Posted: 14/04/2022 09:24:34
More information on Tips on completing the Nationals registration

Tips on completing the Nationals registration

The entry fee for this year's Nationals goes up on 2nd May and there's just 7 weeks to to until the event starts! Rememb...
Posted: 07/04/2022 07:33:23
More information on Training Weekend a great success!

Training Weekend a great success!

UK Fireball Association Sponsored Training Weekend at Draycote Water Sailing Club,  2nd & 3rd Ap...
Posted: 07/04/2022 07:13:16
More information on Dan & Ben win the Gul Golden Dolphin atStaunton Harold SC

Dan & Ben win the Gul Golden Dolphin atStaunton Harold SC

  Congratulations to Dna Johnson & Ben Latham for winning the SHSC Gul Golden Dolphin Open!    Win...
Posted: 09/03/2022 09:33:54
More information on Entry open for the Nationals!

Entry open for the Nationals!

The Officers and members of Brightlingsea Sailing Club look forward to welcoming the Fireball fleet for their Gul Nation...
Posted: 24/02/2022 16:30:40
More information on Gul Brightlingsea Nationals Update

Gul Brightlingsea Nationals Update

Just letting you all know that we had a great meeting with the Brightlingsea organising committee last night – it&...
Posted: 16/02/2022 10:46:00
More information on Find us on Stand 56 at the Dinghy Show!

Find us on Stand 56 at the Dinghy Show!

The RYA is full steam ahead planning for a live show in Farnborough at the end of February. They are f...
Posted: 07/01/2022 14:11:06
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 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

Latest Forum Posts

Windward main sheeting


Graham, I am new to the fleet so there are better qualified people out there to answer this, but from my experience in the 505 (yes I know it's a diff...

29/04/2022 13:03:19

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
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