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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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Simple course causes confusion!
Posted on 23 Jan
Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 2 day 3
Hardy souls out on the water
Posted on 18 Jan
Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 2 day 2
Challenging conditions for the Frostbites!
Posted on 9 Jan
Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 2 day 1
Dun Laoghaire Harbour dinghy racing starts again, but quietly
Posted on 4 Jan
Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series update
Hot competition for Fireballs in Dun Laoghaire
Posted on 29 Nov 2022
Tom Gillard's (almost) perfect 2022
25 events, 23 wins, one World title, four National titles, and one that got away!
Posted on 9 Nov 2022
Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote Water
Good to see over 30 boats on the water after a busy season
Posted on 11 Oct 2022
Fireball Munsters in Killaloe
First class to use the new clubhouse, with much improved facilities
Posted on 3 Oct 2022
Q&A with the top ten at the Gul Fireball Worlds
What were the winning priorities at the Lough Derg event?
Posted on 27 Sep 2022
Gul Fireball Inlands preview
Forms the final Golden Dolphin event of the year, at Draycote Water
Posted on 27 Sep 2022
Gul Fireball Worlds at Lough Derg overall
Solitary race confirms the title for Tom Gillard & Andy Thompson
Posted on 27 Aug 2022
Gul Fireball Worlds at Lough Derg day 4
Gillard and Shandy dominate the racing
Posted on 26 Aug 2022
Gul Fireball Worlds at Lough Derg day 3
Three more races completed in a building breeze
Posted on 24 Aug 2022
Gul Fireball Worlds at Lough Derg day 2
Back on track!
Posted on 23 Aug 2022
Gul Fireball Worlds at Lough Derg day 1
Race Officer records wind speeds of less than 2 knots
Posted on 21 Aug 2022
Fireball Irish Nationals and Pre-Worlds overall
Lots of breeze for the fleet warming up for the Worlds at Lough Derg
Posted on 20 Aug 2022
Fireball Irish Nationals and Pre-Worlds day 1
Mother Nature makes up for her recent stingy allocation of wind
Posted on 18 Aug 2022
Racing in the Fireball Irish Nationals start today
A noon start at Lough Derg for the Pre-Worlds event
Posted on 18 Aug 2022
Still time to maximise your performance
Hyde Sails have stock for various class
Posted on 26 Jul 2022
Fireballs at the Weymouth Dinghy Regatta 2022
Sunshine and the promise of a lovely sea breeze
Posted on 13 Jul 2022
Fireball Leinster Campionship at Blessington
Barry McCartin and Teddy Byrne win every race
Posted on 12 Jul 2022
Sponsors come aboard as entries surge
For Gul Fireball Worlds 2022 at Lough Derg YC
Posted on 9 Jul 2022
Seldén Fireball 60th Celebration at HISC
Warm sunny weather and fantastic breeze
Posted on 8 Jul 2022
Chichester Harbour Race Week preview
Last year saw 383 boats crewed by almost 600 sailors from 65 clubs
Posted on 28 Jun 2022
Seldén sponsor Fireball 60th Celebration at HISC
Providing prizes and vouchers for their new performance dinghy block range
Posted on 23 Jun 2022
Fireball Ulster Championship at Sutton Dinghy Club
Six hard fought races in lively conditions
Posted on 21 Jun 2022
Gul Fireball Nationals at Brightlingsea overall
Squeezing the last races into the final day
Posted on 6 Jun 2022
Gul Fireball Nationals at Brightlingsea days 2 & 3
An 'interesting' sea state on day 2 becomes 'horrible' on day 3
Posted on 4 Jun 2022
Gul Fireball Nationals at Brightlingsea day 1
A warm welcome as the fleet returns to the River Blackwater
Posted on 4 Jun 2022
Fireball 60th Anniversary Open at HISC in July
A three-day celebration to mark the diamond anniversary of the class
Posted on 27 May 2022
Links
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Fireball UK Nationals Attendance
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Starcross Steamer 2023
© Heather Davies
Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 2 day 4
© Cormac Bradley
Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 2 day 4
© Cormac Bradley
Ed Butler collects prizes for Series 1 - Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series
© Cormac Bradley
Cariosa Power and Marie Barry collect their Frostbite Mugs - Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 2 day 3
© Cormac Bradley
Hugh and Frank Cassidy collect their Frostbite Mugs - Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 2 day 3
© Cormac Bradley
Fireballs in close company around the weather mark - Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 2 day 3
© Ian Cutliffe
GJW Direct Bloody Mary 2023 - part of the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Gybe mark action with Miller & Cramer (inside boat) and McKenna & O'Keeffe - Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 2 day 2
© Ian Cutliffe
Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 2 begins on New Year's Day
© Ian Cutliffe
Neil Colin & Margaret Casey round the gybe mark in Race 1 - Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 2 begins on New Year's Day
© Ian Cutliffe
Dave Hall & Paul Constable during the Gill Grafham Grand Prix
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Kevin Hope and Andy Stweart, fast fleet winner and sceond overall in the Notts County SC First of the Year Race
© David Eberlin
Second placed Mike Deane and Paul Disney in their Fireball during the Draycote Water Brass Monkey Pursuit Race
© Mark Dunkley
Seldén SailJuice Winter Series Datchet Flyer
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Court & Syme lead Colin & Casey during the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series in Dun Laoghaire
© Pat Kiersey
Miller & Cramer lead Court & Syme during the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series in Dun Laoghaire
© Pat Kiersey
Paignton SC Christmas Cracker
© Andy Probert
2022 Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote
© Malcolm Lewin / malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/watersports
2022 Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote
© Malcolm Lewin / malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/watersports
2022 Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote
© Malcolm Lewin / malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/watersports
2022 Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote
© Malcolm Lewin / malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/watersports
2022 Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote
© Malcolm Lewin / malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/watersports
2022 Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote
© Malcolm Lewin / malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/watersports
2022 Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote
© Malcolm Lewin / malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/watersports
2022 Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote
© Malcolm Lewin / malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/watersports
2022 Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote
© Malcolm Lewin / malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/watersports
2022 Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote
© Malcolm Lewin / malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/watersports
2022 Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote
© Malcolm Lewin / malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/watersports
2022 Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote
© Malcolm Lewin / malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/watersports