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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 PODD 2018 Preview
7th year of Paignton Sailing Club's flagship event for double-handed dinghies
Posted on 16 May
Fireballs at Blackwater
Winter returns for Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 2
Posted on 1 May
Equipment to create a performance edge
For sailors at all levels of competition
Posted on 17 Apr
New trophies for the Fireball Nationals
Also many missing trophies rediscovered after campaign
Posted on 8 Apr
Future Fireball Nationals venues announced
For both the 2019 and 2020 championships
Posted on 6 Apr
First two winners revealed
In the 2018-19 ilovesailing calendar competition
Posted on 5 Apr
Fireballs at Chew Valley Lake
Gul Golden Dolphin Series gets the season underway
Posted on 27 Mar
HISC Whitsun Open Regatta set to be biggest yet
The HISC Whitsun Open Regatta attracts large fleets of Solos, RS Elites, RS200s.
Posted on 22 Mar
Fireballs at the RYA Dinghy Show
All set for the 2018 season!
Posted on 15 Mar
Fireball seminar with Adam Bowers
At Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club on 17 March
Posted on 24 Feb
Dobson bags another Tiger
In the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series Tiger Trophy at Rutland
Posted on 5 Feb
52nd Fireball Australian Championship
When two boats go to war!
Posted on 20 Jan
Fireball UK South West Training
To be held at Chew Valley Lake on 17-18 March
Posted on 20 Dec 2017
Gul's two-year title sponsorship
Of the Fireball Nationals and Golden Dolphin Series
Posted on 13 Dec 2017
47th Dun Laoghaire MYC Frostbite Series day 6
Weather the winner!
Posted on 11 Dec 2017
Massive P&B savings coming to an end
Bundle deals for many popular classes!
Posted on 29 Nov 2017
Fireball trophy update
Some of our trophies are turning up!
Posted on 19 Nov 2017
Fireball Inlands at Draycote Water
A fitting end to a successful season
Posted on 19 Oct 2017
Fireball Munster Championship
Held in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday
Posted on 16 Oct 2017
Some of our trophies are missing!
A plea to Fireball sailors past and present
Posted on 12 Oct 2017
2019 Fireball Worlds awarded to Quebec
To be hosted by Pointe Claire Yacht Club
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Diary and thoughts of a youth boat
Competing at the Fireball Europeans in Lyme Regis
Posted on 24 Sep 2017
P&B Race Team Boats For Sale
505, Solo, Streaker, Mirror, Flying Fifteen & Fireball deals!
Posted on 22 Sep 2017
Irish Fireball Nationals overall
Butler takes the title again!
Posted on 19 Sep 2017
Boat Show Preview and success stories from P&B
Get the deals without having to visit the Show!
Posted on 18 Sep 2017
Irish Fireball Nationals day 2
Normal service resumed at Lough Derg
Posted on 16 Sep 2017
Irish Fireball Nationals day 1
Three races held at Lough Derg
Posted on 15 Sep 2017
Fireballs in the DBSC Tuesday Series 3 day 6
Double boost for last evening of summer racing
Posted on 30 Aug 2017
Gul Fireball Europeans & Nationals overall
Matt Burge & Dan Schieber's win confirmed on windless final day
Posted on 28 Aug 2017
Geelong wins bid to host 2022 Fireballs Worlds
Championship heading for State of Victoria, Australia
Posted on 27 Aug 2017
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More smiles and waves during the Draycote Water Sailing Club Open Day
© Malcolm Lewin / www.malcolmlewinphotography.zenfolio.com/sail
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Open at Blackwater
© Kate Stewart
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Open at Blackwater
© Kate Stewart
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Open at Blackwater
© Kate Stewart
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Open at Blackwater
© Kate Stewart
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Open at Blackwater
© Kate Stewart
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Open at Blackwater
© Kate Stewart
Fireballs at Blackwater
© M Norman
New trophies for the Fireball Nationals
© Chris Turner
Bala Easter Regatta 2018
© John Hunter
Fireballs launching from the beach at Tenby in 2014
© UKFA
David Sayce & Nick Rees during the 2014 Fireball Nationals at Tenby
© UKFA
Startline action from the 2014 Fireball Nationals at Tenby
© UKFA
Evening Fireball: Mark Smith's entry in the 2018-19 ilovesailing calendar competition
© Mark Smith
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Series at Chew Valley Lake
© Errol Edwards
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Series at Chew Valley Lake
© Errol Edwards
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Series at Chew Valley Lake
© Errol Edwards
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Series at Chew Valley Lake
© Errol Edwards
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Series at Chew Valley Lake
© Errol Edwards
Fireballs at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018
© Chris Turner
Fireballs at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018
© Louise Payne
28th Exe Sails Starcross Steamer
© Garnett Showell
28th Exe Sails Starcross Steamer
© Heather Davies
28th Exe Sails Starcross Steamer
© Heather Davies
28th Exe Sails Starcross Steamer
© Heather Davies
Fireball SW Seminar: Adam Bowers
© Fireball class
Chichester Yacht Club Snowflake Series day 3
© CYC
Chris and Jon Gill win the Portishead Channel Chop Pursuit Race
© Sailing Southwest
Chris and Jon Gill win the Portishead Channel Chop Pursuit Race
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Chris and Jon Gill win the Portishead Channel Chop Pursuit Race
© Sailing Southwest