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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 Dinghy girls survive the Arctic
Swapping their sails for skis on a week long expedition
Posted on 22 Feb
Gul renew their sponsorship of UK Fireball Fleet
Supporting racing in the class for another three seasons
Posted on 24 Jan
Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote Water
The rugby, a massive storm, then a dramatic drop in the wind
Posted on 7 Nov 2019
Enter now for the Gul Fireball Inlands 2019
Taking plae at Draycote Water SC on 2-3 November
Posted on 21 Oct 2019
Fireballs at Chew Valley Lake
Gul Golden Dolphin Series Final Round
Posted on 15 Oct 2019
019 Gul Fireball Golden Dolphin finale preview
To be held at Chew Valley Lake on 12-13 October
Posted on 2 Oct 2019
Hyde Sails Autumn Offer now live
Discounts available on race-winning One Design sails
Posted on 21 Sep 2019
Fireball Under 26 Championship at Blackwater
Four bullets is enough for Georgia Booth and Tom Kyne
Posted on 18 Sep 2019
Fireball Youth Championships preview
Blackwater SC to host event last held in 2008
Posted on 12 Sep 2019
Fireball Worlds at Point Claire overall
A final day forecast for sunshine and wind that did not disappoint
Posted on 31 Aug 2019
Fireball Worlds at Point Claire day 4
Breeze builds to a perfect 15 to 18 knots in race 8
Posted on 30 Aug 2019
Fireball Worlds at Point Claire day 3
A new wind direction and new challenges at Pointe Claire
Posted on 28 Aug 2019
Fireball Worlds at Point Claire day 2
Light easterly winds prove challenging
Posted on 27 Aug 2019
Fireballs at Chichester Harbour Race Week
Wide-ranging winds with racing generally held in glorious sunshine
Posted on 26 Aug 2019
Fireball Worlds at Point Claire day 1
More wind than expected in Montreal
Posted on 26 Aug 2019
Fireball North American Championships overall
Wind and sunshine both show up for the final day
Posted on 24 Aug 2019
Fireball North American Championships day 2
Race two proves hard to complete at Pointe Claire YC
Posted on 23 Aug 2019
Fireball North American Championships day 1
A single race run, with a Swiss one-two
Posted on 22 Aug 2019
Calling all Under 26 Fireball sailors!
Under 26 Championship taking place at Blackwater SC in September
Posted on 10 Aug 2019
GJW Direct Abersoch Dinghy Week 2019
A week of great sailing for the 13 fleets
Posted on 6 Aug 2019
Irish Fireball Nationals at Howth
Noel Butler and Stephen Oram take the title in style
Posted on 22 Jul 2019
Fireballs at the Weymouth Regatta
Watching out for 90 boats sailing around different courses
Posted on 22 Jul 2019
What's the formula at Salcombe Gin Merlin Week?
Unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful
Posted on 17 Jul 2019
Try a Fireball - book your place!
Just over three weeks until the first demo day at Burghfield
Posted on 27 Jun 2019
Fireball Ulsters at Newtownards
Irish Fireball Family go North!
Posted on 18 Jun 2019
Fireballs at Blackwater
Stamina needed for Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 4
Posted on 18 Jun 2019
Gul extends Fireball sponsorship
To cover the 2019 Inland Championship
Posted on 12 Jun 2019
Fireballs at Blackwater preview
Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 4 this weekend
Posted on 11 Jun 2019
Try a Fireball!
UK Fireball Class Association is holding two demo days this summer
Posted on 10 Jun 2019
Gul UK Fireball Nationals overall
Most challenging conditions saved for the final day
Posted on 29 May 2019
Links
Fireball UK Nationals Attendance
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Photos

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2020 Tiger Trophy
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Chichester Yacht Club Snowflake Series day 2
© Dani McTernan
Daniel and Harry Thompson with their Frostbite Mugs for Race 2 in the PY Fleet - Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series 2 day 2
© Cormac Bradley
46th GJW Direct Bloody Mary
© Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com
Overall winners Kevin Hope and Andy Stewart in a Fireballat at the Notts County First of Year Race
© David Eberlin
Blithfield Barrel Round 2
© Neil David
HISC Christmas Cracker 2019
© Peter Hickson
Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series day 5 - Frank Miller & Grattan Donnelly almost silhouetted in the winter sunshine
© Cormac Bradley
Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series day 5 - Noel Butler & Stephen Oram execute a gybe en route to the leeward mark
© Cormac Bradley
Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series day 3 - Louise McKenna mug winner with Commodore Frank Guilfoyle
© Frank Miller
Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote Water
© Malcolm Lewin / www.malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/sail
Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote Water
© Malcolm Lewin / www.malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/sail
Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote Water
© Malcolm Lewin / www.malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/sail
Fireballs at Chew Valley Lake
© Errol Edwards
Fireballs at Chew Valley Lake
© Errol Edwards
Fireballs at Chew Valley Lake
© Errol Edwards
Fireballs at Chew Valley Lake
© Errol Edwards
Fireballs at Chew Valley Lake
© Errol Edwards
Fireballs at Chew Valley Lake
© Errol Edwards
The Golden Dolphin Trophy
© UKFA
Fireball Under 26 Championship at Blackwater
© Russ Lee
Fireball Under 26 Championship at Blackwater
© Russ Lee
Fireball Under 26 Championship at Blackwater
© Russ Lee
Georgia Booth and Tom Kyne win the Fireball Under 26 Championship at Blackwater
© Kate Stewart
Boatman Bonanza at Sunderland YC
© Michael Oliver & Gemma Gibson
IOS Round The Island Race
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
IOS Round The Island Race
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
IOS Round The Island Race
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
IOS Round The Island Race
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Ian Dobson and Richard Wagstaff (GBR) win the Fireball World Championship at Pointe Claire YC
© Frank Miller