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Fireball

Fireball

Designed in 1962 by Peter Milne as a performance boat for the masses, the Fireball is still going strong today. New boats are all kevlar/glass foam sandwich construction which makes them light, stiff and low maintenance. Older wooden or fibreglass boats are very cheap, with decent examples available for under £500. It is an ideal boat for those seeking an inexpensive route into performance dinghy sailing, or for those who don't want the limitations of an asymetric. The class is very active and organise national championships, open meetings and club opens across most of the UK. Internationally the class is also strong with European and World Championships held annually.

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Show news Fireballs at Brightlingsea
Racing limited to one day in Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 3
Posted on 21 May
Gul UK Fireball Nationals preview
So far the youngest entrant is 14, and oldest is 79
Posted on 19 May
Fireballs at Brightlingsea preview
Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 3 this weekend
Posted on 15 May
Fireballs at Hayling Island
Keen fleet look to sea during Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 2
Posted on 30 Apr
Deadline approaching for next price increase
Get your entry in now for the Fireball Nationals
Posted on 28 Apr
P&B Sails
Constructed by hand using top materials and the latest technology
Posted on 26 Apr
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 2 preview
Taking place at Hayling Island this weekend
Posted on 24 Apr
Fireball Training Weekend at Blackwater SC
To be held on 1st & 2nd June
Posted on 11 Apr
Fireballs at Staunton Harold
A weekend of two halves for Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 1
Posted on 2 Apr
2019 Fireball Worlds set for Montreal
An exciting change from the recent past
Posted on 24 Mar
Fireballs at Staunton Harold preview
All set for the kick off of the Gul Golden Dolphin Series
Posted on 12 Mar
Last chance Fireball Nationals early bird entry
Cut-off date is Saturday 9th March
Posted on 8 Mar
Hyde Sails at the RYA Dinghy Show 2019
We speak to Nigel Grogan and Richard Lovering
Posted on 3 Mar
Fireball prize presentation and draw
Taking place at the RYA Dinghy Show
Posted on 12 Feb
Austrailian Fireball Nationals overall
Macfarlane and Payne clinch third title with race to spare
Posted on 8 Feb
Austrailian Fireball Nationals day 3
All to play for heading into final stages
Posted on 7 Feb
UK Fireball Survey: The Results Part 2
Open Meeting circuit and overseas events
Posted on 6 Feb
Austrailian Fireball Nationals day 2
Shifty weather shakes things up
Posted on 5 Feb
Austrailian Fireball Nationals day 1
Macfarlane and Payne take opening two races
Posted on 4 Feb
Australian Fireball National Championships preview
Heywood and Littledike look to defend their crown
Posted on 4 Feb
UK Fireball Survey: The Results Part 1
First response to most extensive survey to date
Posted on 30 Jan
Who will claim the Golden Dolphin Trophy?
Golden Dolphin Trophy to be presented at the RYA Dinghy Show
Posted on 30 Jan
Mettam & Saunders Blast their 'Ball into the Lead
Update on Great British Sailing Challenge ranking
Posted on 22 Dec 2018
Huge response to the 2018 Fireball survey
Thank you to all sailors for really useful feedback
Posted on 19 Dec 2018
DMYC Frostbite Series day 7
No sign of the 15 knots that had been promised
Posted on 16 Dec 2018
From Theory to Practice
The Hard Route to Ultimate Boatspeed
Posted on 14 Dec 2018
DMYC Frostbite Series day 6
Fast and furious!
Posted on 10 Dec 2018
Irish Fireball Class Prize Giving
There's no excuse not to continue racing into our senior years
Posted on 5 Dec 2018
DMYC Frostbite Series day 5
A challenging day in Dun Laoghaire!
Posted on 3 Dec 2018
DMYC Frostbite Series day 4
Healthy winds again at Dun Laoghaire
Posted on 26 Nov 2018
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Prize winners in the Brightlingsea Gul Fireball Golden Dolphin Series event
© D. Hall
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Open at Hayling Island
© Rob O'Neill
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Open at Hayling Island
© Rob O'Neill
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Open at Hayling Island
© Rob O'Neill
Anthony and James Willcocks at the Exmoor Beastie - part of the Sailing Southwest Winter Series
© Lottie Miles
Fireballs at Staunton Harold
© Hannah Edge
Fireballs at Staunton Harold
© Tony B
Fireball World Championship sailing
© Urs Haerdi / www.vet-sailing.ch
Gull UK Fireball National Championship 2019
© UKFA
Roadford Rocket 2019
© Sailing Southwest
Fireball Golden Dolphin Trophy
© Fireball class
Plenty of action today at the 2019 Australian Fireball Nationals
© Harry Fisher
Alex Higgins and Joal Mackenzie were in the mix today at the 2019 Australian Fireball Nationals
© Harry Fisher
Some great rides and a strong breeze on Day 4 at the 2019 Australian Fireball Nationals
© Harry Fisher
Alex Higgins and Joal Mackenzie nearly won Race 9 until a breakage in the 2019 Australian Fireball Nationals
© Harry Fisher
There were some great reaches in a good breeze at the 2019 Australian Fireball Nationals
© Harry Fisher
Daniel Rantanen's Kiss rounds the top mark in a close group - 2019 Australian Fireball Nationals
© Jordan Roberts
The racing has been close throughout the Fireball Nationals in Geelong
© Jordan Roberts
Heather Macfarlane and Chris Payne capsized during yesterday's racing - 2019 Australian Fireball Nationals
© Jordan Roberts
Day 2 of the Australian Fireball Nationals
© Jordan Roberts
The Grey Ghost rounds the windward mark on day 2 of the Australian Fireball Nationals
© Jordan Roberts
Daniel Rantanen and Chris Derrick won race 3 in the Australian Fireball Nationals
© Jordan Roberts
Adam Common and Heath Belton on day 2 of the Australian Fireball Nationals
© Jordan Roberts
Tom Gordon and Jack Fletcher sit second overall after day 2 of the Australian Fireball Nationals
© Jordan Roberts
Day 2 of the Australian Fireball Nationals
© Jordan Roberts
26 boats hit the water on the opening day of the 2019 Australian Fireball Nationals
© Jordan Roberts
Racing was close on the waters of Corio Bay, Geelong - 2019 Australian Fireball Nationals, Day 1
© Jordan Roberts
Brendan Garner and Peter Durran in Return of the Jedi - 2019 Australian Fireball Nationals, Day 1
© Jordan Roberts
Ben Knoop and Nick Gunner in a close battle - 2019 Australian Fireball Nationals, Day 1
© Jordan Roberts
The Fireball Nationals will be held in Geelong this week with a fleet of 26 boats
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