Please select your home edition
Edition
Craftinsure 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Fireball Youth Championships at Blackwater Sailing Club - Preview

by Derian Scott 12 Sep 2019 20:24 BST 14-15 September 2019
Blackwater Fireball Open © Zoe Nelson

This weekend sees the revival of the Fireball Youth Championships, last held in 2008. The resurgence of this event has been sparked by increased interest from teams under the age of 26 in racing Fireballs at Championships across the World.

In addition to laying on five races over the weekend, Blackwater Sailing Club will be laying on refreshments, Saturday night entertainment and free camping (tents or caravans) at the club. Further support is being given by several of the members who are generously loaning out their Fireballs for the weekend!

The event will have international representation as we are expecting several overseas visitors: Daniel and Harry Thompson from Ireland, who competed in the UK Nationals this year in Torbay, and Rebecca Fiore from Italy, who competed in the Worlds in Carnac in 2018, and is sailing with her brother. The weather forecast looks good, with sunshine and light to moderate wind.

If you've any last minute questions, please contact Charlie Stewart via email at .

Notice of Race and entry forms available now.

Good luck to all the sailors and thanks in advance to everyone at Blackwater SC for making this event possible.

Related Articles

Top Tips from the Fireball Nationals 2021
With Champion Matt Burge & Dave Hall Top tips from champion Matt Burge and 4th place Dave Hall from the GUL Fireball UK Championships 2021 held at Hayling Island Sailing Club. Posted on 6 Oct
2021 Gul Fireball UK Nationals at Hayling overall
Two races held on the final day during a lull to complete the championship On the final day the fleet got to the boat park bright and early, rather bemused by the flat water and lack of howling wind. Posted on 4 Oct
2021 Gul Fireball UK Nationals at Hayling day 2
Chomping at the bit after the opening 'rest day' After a rest day before things had begun the fleet were chomping at the bit to get out for 3 promised races on day 2 of the Fireball nationals. However, greeted with a force 4-5 and built up swell from yesterday's storm, things were not looking good. Posted on 2 Oct
2021 Gul Fireball UK Nationals at Hayling day 1
Raising cups of tea instead of raising sails As the boat park filled up and the measurement team scrutinised our boats, the clouds were moving faster & faster across the sky. With flags tugging on their poles, competitors were raising cups of tea instead of raising sails. Posted on 1 Oct
2021 Gul Fireball Nationals Runners and Riders
Let's look at who this year's contenders could be With the 2021 Fireball nationals just a couple of days away I think it's time we throw some names in the hat and look at who this year's contenders could be! Posted on 28 Sep
Fireball Munster Championship at Lough Derg
Josh Porter and Cara McDowell show outstanding consistency and speed Josh Porter and Cara McDowell are the new Fireball Munster Champions after seven races at Lough Derg Yacht Club over the weekend. The pair showed outstanding consistency and speed over the races in a wide variety of conditions. Posted on 20 Sep
Fireball Nationals reduced entry fee final call
Get your entry in before the 20th September! A reminder that the entry fee for the Nationals will increase from £199 to £249 on 20th September. With 31 entries and counting, don't delay to enter before the price increases! Posted on 17 Sep
Hall & Constable's Fireball lights up the Tiger
Popular winners of the John Merricks Tiger Trophy at Rutland Dave Hall and Paul Constable were popular winners of the John Merricks Tiger Trophy, sailing their Fireball to victory at Rutland Sailing Club last weekend. Hall and Constable have been racing side by side for more than 30 years. Posted on 1 Sep
Fireballs at Chichester Harbour Race Week
Dave Hall and Paul Constable win event with two days to spare! This year's Chichester Harbour Race Week experienced the usual extremes of wind that have come to be expected and which meant competitors in the 13-strong Fireball fleet all had days that played to their respective strengths. Posted on 18 Aug
Gul Fireball Nationals registration now open
Hayling Island to host at the end of September The long-awaited Fireball Nationals is taking place at Hayling Island Sailing Club, from 30th September to 3rd October 2021. Posted on 14 Aug