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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 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
2018 Fireball Survey
Open to all people who sail
Posted on 25 Nov 2018
DMYC Frostbite Series day 3
A busy Dun Laoghaire harbour!
Posted on 21 Nov 2018
DMYC Frostbite Series race 2
Louis is coming to get us!
Posted on 12 Nov 2018
UKFA introduces new membership classification
A new 'Local Member' rate has been introduced to encourage club sailors
Posted on 7 Nov 2018
Fireball Inlands at Draycote Water
28 boats make the trip to the Midlands
Posted on 17 Oct 2018
Saxton and Lewis reign supreme
At the 2018 Endeavour Trophy
Posted on 15 Oct 2018
Saxton and Lewis annihilate Endeavour fleet
Four straight wins for reigning champions at opening day
Posted on 13 Oct 2018
Big winds arrive for Endeavour Trophy training day
League of legends prepare for battle at Burnham-on-Crouch
Posted on 12 Oct 2018
Stakes are high for 2018 Endeavour glory
The best of the best head for Burnham on 12-14 October
Posted on 5 Oct 2018
Staunton Harold Fireball Open Cancelled
Someone pulled the plug out!
Posted on 2 Oct 2018
Irish Fireball Munsters at Lough Derg
A flurry of Fireballs!
Posted on 11 Sep 2018
Gul Fireball Worlds at Carnac overall
Matt Burge & Dan Schieber beat a fleet of 101 boats
Posted on 2 Sep 2018
Gul Fireball Worlds at Carnac day 5
Pessimistic forecast causes many a Gallic shrug
Posted on 31 Aug 2018
Gul Fireball Worlds at Carnac day 3
Finally the wind machine turns off
Posted on 29 Aug 2018
Gul Fireball Worlds at Carnac day 2
10-15 knot westerlies and cloudless skies
Posted on 28 Aug 2018
Gul Fireball Worlds at Carnac day 1
First two races held in the Bay of Quiberon for the 101 boats
Posted on 27 Aug 2018
Fireball French Championship at Carnac overall
Ludovic Alleaume & Loic Bertholet the top French team
Posted on 24 Aug 2018
Fireball French Championship at Carnac day 1
Fine French conditions in north-west France
Posted on 24 Aug 2018
Fireball World Championships preview
Flights, ferries and roads lead to Carnac!
Posted on 21 Aug 2018
Change of date for Staunton Harold Fireball Open
Final round of the 2018 Gul Golden Dolphin Series
Posted on 17 Aug 2018
Gul Fireball Nationals at Penzance overall
Dobson & Wagstaff wrap it up on the final day
Posted on 29 Jul 2018
Gul Fireball Nationals at Penzance day 4
Aussies dominate, shaking up the leaderboard with a day to go
Posted on 27 Jul 2018
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Fireball UK Nationals Attendance
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GJW Direct Bloody Mary 2019
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
GJW Direct Bloody Mary 2019
© Mark Jardine
GJW Direct Bloody Mary 2019
© Mark Jardine
GJW Direct Bloody Mary 2019
© Mark Jardine
Sam Mettam and Tim Saunders during the Datchet Flyer - Selden SailJuice Winter Series Round 2
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Blackwater Sailing Club has been chosen as the Eastern Region Club of the Year
© Kate Stewart
Noel Butler and Stephen Oram – 2nd Overall, Series 1, PY Fleet - Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club Frostbite Series
© Frank Miller
Datchet Flyer - Selden SailJuice Winter Series Round 2
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
We haven't gone away! High winds and close racing during the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club Frostbite Series
© Neil Colin
Look behind you! The Laser now appreciates the proximity of the Fireball during the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club Frostbite Series
© Neil Colin
Noel Butler and Stephen Oram (FB 15061) gybe and engage with the Laser just ahead of them during the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club Frostbite Series
© Neil Colin
Lawton and Laverty (14990) chase Butler and Oram down the second reach of the triangle during the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club Frostbite Series
© Neil Colin
Lawton & Laverty gybe at No. 2 Mark during the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club Frostbite Series
© Neil Colin
An atmospheric shot of Frank Miller & Ed Butler during the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club Frostbite Series
© Paraig Bonnie
Hermine O'Keeffe collects the Lady Helm Trophy for Louise McKenna at the Irish Fireball Class Prize Giving
© Cormac Bradley
Class Treasurer, Marie Barry presents the winners of the Travellers' Trophy, Niall McGrotty & Neil Cramer with the trophy and the Gold Medals at the Irish Fireball Class Prize Giving
© Cormac Bradley
John Evans (L) & Aidan Caulfield (Sligo) get theior bronze medals for the Travellers' Trophy from Class Chairman Neil Cramer at the Irish Fireball Class Prize Giving
© Cormac Bradley
Daniel (L) and Harry Thompson collect the Travellers' Trophy for the Silver fleet (Daniel) and the India Trophy (Harry) from Class Chairman Neil Cramer at the Irish Fireball Class Prize Giving
© Cormac Bradley
Niall McGrotty (L) and Neil Cramer (Skerries) with the Travellers' Trophy at the Irish Fireball Class Prize Giving
© Cormac Bradley
PY Mug winners in race 1, Louise McKenna & Hermine O'Keeffe with commodore Frank Guilfoyle, on day 4 of the Dun Laoghaire MYC Frostbite Series
© Frank Miller
Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash 2018
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Monica and Miriam mug winners in the Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Frostbites
© Frank Miller
The Thompson brothers Daniel and Harry in the Dun Laoghaire Motor YC Frostbites
© Frank Miller
Fireball Inlands at Draycote Water
© Paul Moreau
Fireball Inlands at Draycote Water
© Paul Moreau
Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Fireball Inlands at Draycote Water
© Nathalie Moreau
Fireball Inlands at Draycote Water
© Nathalie Moreau
Fireball Inlands at Draycote Water
© Nathalie Moreau
Fireball Inlands at Draycote Water
© Nathalie Moreau