Fireball International and the UK Fireball Association are pleased to announce the following forthcoming events:
2011 World Championships and International Week, Sligo Yacht Club, Co Sligo, Ireland, 11th June - 24th June, 2011
Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the north-western Atlantic coastline.
The sailing area offers the prospect of good breezes and nice wave conditions for big fleet racing, and will be well supported by the strong Irish Fireball fleet.
Sligo YC has a recent constructed clubhouse and improved shore facilities
Sligo can be easily accessed within a day from all Irish ferry ports and airports so trailing the boat to the event is a viable option for entries from Ireland, the UK and the western fringes of mainland Europe.
Supported by discounted ferry fares courtesy of Stenaline
2011 Grand National, Val Andre, France 13th-19th August
The Eurocommodore designates every year one national championship of three or more days as the Fireball Grand National. For 2011 the week long French National Championships at Val Andre on the Brittany Coast near Saint-Brieuc have been selected. Enjoy an informal weeks racing hosted by the French fleet.
Combine with the UK Nationals. Its quite possible to take a Ferry from Roscoff to Plymouth on Saturday morning and be at Pentewan Sands for mid afternoon giving two excellent wee ks of Fireball Sailing.
2011 UK National Championships - Pentewan Sands SC, Cornwall 20th -27th August Cornwall
Week Long Championship, 10 Race series, with individual race trophies, in the great sailing waters of Mevagissey Bay.
Great fleet racing - Gold, Silver, Bronze, Classic and Youth fleets within the overall results. Buddy System, Typhoon Perseverance Trophy, category prizes and race trophies, something for everyone.
Easy beach launching with a short sail to the race area.
Fantastic evening social events for competitors and their families. Range of accommodation available within walking distance of the Sailing Club
2012 World Championships - Mandurah, Western Australia, including the Australian Champs & Preworlds 27th Dec 2011 - 7th Jan 2012
Two weeks of sailing on legendary west coast of Australia from the Holiday resort of Mandurah. Experience the legendary Freemantle Doctor Sea Breeze which brings excellent sailing conditions in the afternoons.
The event opens a big year for the Fireball fleet as 2012 is the 50th anniversary of the boat first launched in March 1962. 50 years and 15000 boats doesn’t lie, the Fireball offers excitement and great competition, see you in Mandurah to celebrate 50 years of great racing, and camaraderie.
Sponsored by Malaysia Airways, Orient Express Travel Group, Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets and Zhik
2012 UK National Championships- Penzance Sailing Club
On some of the UKs best sailing waters, 88 Fireballs attended the 2008 Nationals at neighbouring Mounts Bay Sailing Club expect similar numbers in Penzance for this special event.
For more information about the class visit including new and 2nd hand boats please visit:
2012 European Championships – Italy – Further details very soon!