2018 Gul National Championship - Penzance SC


Penzance Sailing Club is the proud host of our Gul National Championships in 2018.

Penzance is over a thousand years old and with a population of approx. twenty-one thousand is the leading town of the Lands End Peninsula. Penzance is favoured by very mild climate and is famed for it’s flowers and a profusion of sub-tropical plants and trees.

The event will run from Saturday 21st July through to the Friday 27th July and includes 5 days and 10 races in the beautiful waters of Mounts Bay. The beautiful St. Michaels Mount dominating the view from any angle with large rolling waves, a sheltered bay and good winds.

Penzance Sailing Club last hosted the Nationals in 2012 and from anyone you speak to it was a great event so why not join us again and make this one even better?

    Gul Nationals 2018


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The Event:

This is the draft agenda and will be updated as the event draws near, it is subject to change due to weather or other circumstances outside our control.

Saturday 21st July


Registration, Measuring and Commodore’s Reception

Sunday 22nd July


Racing in Mounts Bay, Prize Giving and band B.T. Experience

Monday 23rd July


Racing in Mounts Bay, Prize Giving

Tuesday 24th July


Racing in Mounts Bay, Prize Giving

Wednesday 25th July


Lay Day

Thursday 26th July


Racing in Mounts Bay, Prize Giving

Friday 27th July


Racing in Mounts Bay, Prize Giving


Registration and Entry:

Both crew and helm must be members of the UK Fireball Association prior to registering for the event.

Discounts are applied for:

Maximum discount is £30 per entry.

£15 per Youth

£30 Classic Boat


Cost per entry

10th March 2018


5th May 2018


30th June 2018


21st July 2018



Notice of Race:

All competitors are advised to read the NOR prior to the event.

Gul Fireball Nationals 2018 NOR



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Where to Stay:

Here are some links which you might find useful in trying to sort your accommodation. If you have an extra room then post something on our forum for others to see.






Things to Do:

Looking for something to do on the lay day or for the rest of the family whilst you are out sailing? Have a look at some of these links for ideas.







Entries List:

Below is the list of entries received.

Last Updated: 7th June 2018

# Hull # Country Helm Helm's Club Crew Crew's Club Status
1 15149 United Kingdom Chris Turner Hayling Island SC Jono Loe Hayling Island SC Complete
2 15144 United Kingdom DJ Edwards Bough Beech SC Vyv Townend Bough Beech SC Complete
3 15145 United Kingdom Steve Goacher HISC/LTSC Tom Goacher Lymington Town SC Complete
4 14284 United Kingdom Jason Cahill Bartley SC Kerry Webb Bartley SC Complete
5 15121 United Kingdom Bryan Thompson Hayling Island SC Sarah House Barklie Bough Beech SC Complete
6 15120 United Kingdom Vince Horey King George SC Jon Mildred Northampton SC Processing
7 14889 United Kingdom Barry Smith Thornbury SC Rick Spring Thornbury SC Complete
8 14860 United Kingdom Peter Bettles Broxbourne SC Richard Bettles Broxbourne SC Complete
9 15096 United Kingdom Penny Clark Stokes Bay SC Russ Clark Stokes Bay SC Complete
10 14622 United Kingdom Jane Collison Draycote Water SC Patrick Collison Draycote Water SC Complete
11 14941 United Kingdom Derian Scott Chew Valley SC Andy Scott Chew Valley SC Complete
12 14656 United Kingdom Simon Benson Hayling Island SC Sophia Benson Hayling Island SC Complete
13 15045 United Kingdom Elaine Slater Paignton SC Graham Slater Paignton SC Complete
14 13944 United Kingdom Dan Johnson Errwood SC Ben Latham Errwood SC Complete
15 14887 United Kingdom Thomas Payne Hayling Island SC Alice Powell Warsash SC Complete
16 15141 United Kingdom Ian Dobson RTYC Richard Wagstaff Not specified Complete
17 14821 United Kingdom Nick Hurst Hayling Island SC Jake Elsbury Hayling Island SC Complete
18 15122 United Kingdom Dave Hall Blackwater SC Paul Constable Blackwater & Ardleigh SC Complete
19 TBA Australia Heather Macfarlane Black Rock YC Chris Payne Black Rock YC - SYC Complete
20 14928 United Kingdom Anthony Willcocks Portishead Yacht & SC James Willcocks Portishead Yacht & SC Complete
21 14950 United Kingdom Chris Thorne Lyme Regis SC Russell Thorne Lyme Regis SC Complete
22 14864 Czech Republic Martin Veit ALT Fireball Filip Krejza ALT Fireball Complete
23 14388 United Kingdom James Cuxson Newhaven & Seaford SC James Neil Arnott Newhaven & Seaford SC Complete
24 15046 United Kingdom Philip Popple Shoreham SC James Popple Shoreham SC Complete
25 14991 United Kingdom Andy Robinson Datchet Water SC Tim Morgan Chew Valley SC Complete
26 14551 Czech Republic Jiri Paruzek JL Tousen Jakub Kosvica LS Brno Complete
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