2019 Gul National Championship


Royal Torbay Yacht Club is the proud host of our Gul National Championships in 2019.

The Royal Torbay Yacht Club has been at the heart of sailing in Torbay for over 150 years, boasts a long, distinguished heritage and continues to move forward in meeting the demands of the modern day.

Its splendid and historic clubhouse sits above the habour and in 2017 underwent significant refurbishment. The growing reputation of the resturant [email protected] Yacht Club and the recently decorated Corinthian Room has established the club as a venue of choice for many and is home to a busy social programme. The members bar and terrace garden with panoramic views over Tor Bay are there for all to relax and enjoy.

The club has over many years established a well deserved reputation for staging first class World, European and National Championships.

The event will run from Saturday 25th May through to Tuesday 28th May and includes 4 days and 8 races in the beautiful waters of Tor Bay.

The English Riviera climate with its palm trees, sheltered bay and good winds so why not join us and make this an event to remember?


Gul Nationals 2019


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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.

Friday 24th May


Arrivals & Measuring

Saturday 25th May


Arrivals, Registration, Measuring, Racing followed by Prize Giving with a Commodore’s Reception

Sunday 26th May


Racing followed by Prize Giving then Class Dinner & Evening Entertainment

Monday 27th May


Racing followed by Prize Giving, AGM & Musical Entertainment

Tuesday 28th May


Racing followed by 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

Deadline/Cut-off Cost per entry
(includes all socials)
9th March 2019 £199
4th May 2019 £239
25th May 2019 £269


Notice of Race:

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

Gul Fireball Nationals 2019 NOR

2019 Notice of Race Amendment No, 1 [Published 31st January 2019]

2019 Notice of Race Amendment No, 2 [Published 12th February 2019]


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Then keep watching this page or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates through the whole period leading up to the event.



Match Making:

If you have a boat but are short of a crew/helm or wanting to compete but don't have a ride then email us at [email protected] and we will post it here and hopefully we can help make a match for a winning team.

Name Looking For Contact Details Status
Rhos Hawes Source a boat [email protected] Still Looking
Morgan Peach I’m looking to charter a fireball for this years nationals in Torquay, me and my crew sail a 49er in the GB squad and both did 470’s. Looking for a relatively competitive boat to go in and happy to pay a bit or buy a Jib if that’s something anyone’s interested in. [email protected] Still Looking
Rick Cornes My boat is available for charter GBR15107   Still Available



If you would like a T-shirt, Polo Shirt or Hoodie of the event then watch this space for updates.

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.


Torquay: where to stay and see



Note: Parking for motorhomes and campers is also available at Torquay Rugby Club. Further details available from [email protected]

Subject to agreement with Torbay Council parking for smaller motorhomes and campervans may also be available on the top floor of the Harbour Car Park.


Things to Do:

Looking for something for the rest of the family whilst you are out sailing? Have a look at some of these links for ideas.

Torquay: where to stay and see





Entries List:

Below is the list of entries received.

Last Updated: 15th February 2019

# Hull # Country Helm Helm's Club Crew Crew's Club Status
1 15145 United Kingdom Steve Goacher Lymington Town SC Tom Goacher Lymington Town SC Processing
2 15147 United Kingdom Paul Cullen Wier Wood SC Simon Forbes Staunton Harold SC Processing
3 TBC United Kingdom Isaac Marsh Dovestones SC Oliver Davenport Redesmere SC Complete
4 TBC United Kingdom John Hayes West Lancs SC Joel James   Processing
5 14941 United Kingdom Derian Scott Chew Valley Lake SC Andy Scott Chew Valley Lake SC Processing
6 15155 United Kingdom Dave Hall Blackwater SC Paul Constable Blackwater SC Processing
7 15121 United Kingdom Bryan Thompson Hayling Island SC TBA TBA Complete
8 14656 United Kingdom Simon Benson Hayling Island SC TBA TBA Processing
9 14889 United Kingdom Barry Smith Thornbury SC Rick Spring Thornbury SC Complete
10 13944 United Kingdom Dan Johnson Errwood SC Ben Latham Errwood SC Complete
11 15086 United Kingdom Allan Tyler Lyme Regis SC Christina Tyler Lyme Regis SC Complete
12 15120 United Kingdom Vince Horey King George SC Andrew Thompson Poole YC Complete
13 14622 United Kingdom Jane Collison Draycote Water SC Patrick Collison Draycote Water SC Complete
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