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Fireball French Nationals, European & World Championships

15th - 28th August at Société Régates Rochelaises  - La Rochelle

Next week sees the start of the Fireball French National, European and World Championships which will run between the 15th & 28th August.

One of the joys of sailing in a truly international class is the chance to meet up with fellow competitors from across the globe previous championships, and this year will be no different. Around 100 Fireballs from Belgium, Netherlands, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Canada, Switzerland, Ireland and the UK will contest 2 weeks of high quality racing, supported by excellent apres sail.  La Rochelle being renowned for its excellent sea food restaurants and many bars, which Fireballers are known to occasionally visit.

The 2008 worlds in Thailand saw a British 1, 2 with victory going to Matt Mee & Richard Wagstaff. Richard is now sailing with Matt Burge and they will be keen to repeat their success at the UK Nationals earlier in the season. Chips Howarth and Vyv Townend are back for a shot at a third world title, whilst 2008 National Champions Dave Wade and Ben McGrane will be looking to go one better than in 2008. Strong performances can be expected from the Brits with 40 teams making the trip. The French Challenge will be lead by Ludovic Alleaume and Etienne Perdon multiple French National Champions, who were 2nd at the 2008 Europeans.  Challenges for the top will also come from the other nations, who will be this years surprise package? Will one team manage to win both weeks? 

For those who have a eye on future events there is an extra incentive to race in La Rochelle, as if you would need one! The Barbados Tourist Authority, together with the 2010 Fireball Worlds sponsors and Fireball International will be throwing a sumptuous party. At which everything you ever wanted to know about the Caribbean island, it’s magnificent sailing waters, it’s great rum, it’s hospitality, it’s climate will be presented to you. You’ll have the opportunity to win prizes which will make your stay there more pleasant. If you have dreamed of dancing to the sound of a steel band while sipping a Mount Gay rum. See for yourself what will await in Bridgetown for the 2010 Fireball World Championships. www.fireball-worlds.com The winners of the Fireball world championship of 2009 will win free travel and accommodation to the 2010 Fireball Worlds courtesey of the Barbados Tourist Authority to defend your title in the Caribbean’s. So if you needed another incentive to compete in France, there you are!

Keep your eyes open for further reports as the events unfold over the two weeks.


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