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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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Enter details for at the nationals
PosCrewMastBoomSpi PoleMainJibSpinnakerRudderBoardHull
1 Ian Dobson(73kg)
Richard Wagstaff(83kg)
Super Spars Super Spars Super Spars Hyde Sails Hyde Sails Hyde Sails DEM DEM Weathermark Sailboats
4 Dave Wade
Richard Pepperdine
Super Spars Seldén P&B P&B P&B Winder Wood Winder
5 David Hall(68kg)
Paul Constable(82kg)
Super Spars Seldén Seldén Hyde Sails Hyde Sails Hyde Sails DEM Weathermark Weathermark Sailboats
Show news Fireball North American Championships overall
Wind and sunshine both show up for the final day
Posted on 24 Aug
Fireball North American Championships day 2
Race two proves hard to complete at Pointe Claire YC
Posted on 23 Aug
Fireball North American Championships day 1
A single race run, with a Swiss one-two
Posted on 22 Aug
Calling all Under 26 Fireball sailors!
Under 26 Championship taking place at Blackwater SC in September
Posted on 10 Aug
GJW Direct Abersoch Dinghy Week 2019
A week of great sailing for the 13 fleets
Posted on 6 Aug
Irish Fireball Nationals at Howth
Noel Butler and Stephen Oram take the title in style
Posted on 22 Jul
Fireballs at the Weymouth Regatta
Watching out for 90 boats sailing around different courses
Posted on 22 Jul
What's the formula at Salcombe Gin Merlin Week?
Unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful
Posted on 17 Jul
Try a Fireball - book your place!
Just over three weeks until the first demo day at Burghfield
Posted on 27 Jun
Fireball Ulsters at Newtownards
Irish Fireball Family go North!
Posted on 18 Jun
Fireballs at Blackwater
Stamina needed for Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 4
Posted on 18 Jun
Gul extends Fireball sponsorship
To cover the 2019 Inland Championship
Posted on 12 Jun
Fireballs at Blackwater preview
Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 4 this weekend
Posted on 11 Jun
Try a Fireball!
UK Fireball Class Association is holding two demo days this summer
Posted on 10 Jun
Gul UK Fireball Nationals overall
Most challenging conditions saved for the final day
Posted on 29 May
Gul UK Fireball Nationals day 3
Sunshine and a shifty Westerly for the 44 boat fleet in Torbay
Posted on 28 May
Gul UK Fireball Nationals day 2
Black flags for some of the top teams
Posted on 27 May
Gul UK Fireball Nationals day 1
A healthy entry of 44 boats in Torbay
Posted on 26 May
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
Links
Fireball UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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Fireball North American Championships
© Urs Hardi
Fireball North American Championships
© Urs Hardi
Fireball North American Championships
© Urs Hardi
Fireball North American Championships
© Urs Hardi
Ian Dobson and Richard Wagstaff win the Fireball North American Championships
© Derian Scott
Claude Mermod and Ruedi Moser finish 2nd in the Fireball North American Championships
© Derian Scott
Joe Jospe and Tom Egli finish 3rd in the Fireball North American Championships
© Derian Scott
Post-race refreshment on day 2 of the Fireball North American Championships
© Derian Scott
Fireball North American Championships - day 1
© Derian Scott
The One Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week
© Peter Mackin
The Fireball Under 26 Championship takes place at Blackwater SC on 14-15 September 2019
© Tania Hutchings
The Fireball Under 26 Championship takes place at Blackwater SC on 14-15 September 2019
© Tania Hutchings
GJW Direct Abersoch Dinghy Week 2019
© Adam Collinson
Round the Islands Race at Blackwater SC in aid of the RNLI - Mark Maskell and Nigel Sheppard win the Jubilee Goblet
© BSC
Daniel & Harry Thompson (IRL15156, Wexford Tennis & Boat Club) finish 3rd in the Irish Fireball Nationals at Howth
© Frank Miller
Irish Fireball Nationals at Howth - Marie Barry & Cariosa Power (IRL14854, National Yacht Club)
© Frank Miller
Participants in the Irish Fireball Nationals at Howth
© Frank Miller
Runners-up – Neil Cramer and Niall McGrotty (IRL14938, Skerries Sailing Club) with Howth's Vice Commodore, Paddy Judge during the Irish Fireball Nationals at Howth
© Frank Miller
Irish Fireball Nationals at Howth - Dave Lovegrove IRO, Howth and next year's Worlds Race Officer reminisces with 2019 Nationals winning helm Noel Butler over his time in the Class
© Frank Miller
Noel Butler & Stephen Oram (IRL 15061, National Yacht Club) win the Irish Fireball Nationals at Howth
© Frank Miller
Racecourse action at the Columbia River Gorge Sailing Association's annual Columbia Gorge One-Design Regatta
© Image courtesy of Jan Anderson
(l-r) Neil Cramer (Class Chairman) with Ismail Inan and Noel Butler, 2019 Fireball Ulsters Champions
© Frank Miller
(l-r) Harry & Daniel Thompson, 2nd in the Fireball Ulsters at Newtownards
© Frank Miller
(l-r) Neil Cramer & Niall McGrotty, 3rd in the Fireball Ulsters at Newtownards
© Frank Miller
(l-r) Josh Porter & Conor Twohig, Silver Fleet winners in the Fireball Ulsters at Newtownards
© Frank Miller
Sunday morning sailing, Butler/Inan (red spinnaker left), Twohig/Porter (blue spinnaker centre) and the Thompsons (white/blue spinnaker right) during the Fireball Ulsters at Newtownards
© Andrew Corkhill
Butler/Inan (red spinnaker), McGrotty/Cramer (blue spinnaker) during the Fireball Ulsters at Newtownards
© Andrew Corkhill
Blackwater Fireball Open
© Zoe Nelson
Blackwater Fireball Open
© Zoe Nelson
Blackwater Fireball Open
© Zoe Nelson