by Tim Saunders
Fireball Worlds 2007 - photo Silver Schlittler
The UK Fireball fleet are planning an active winter, with the World Championships in Thailand in March 2008, there will plenty of activity from those looking to get in some racing practice before the boats go in the container.
Are you are new to the class? and want to get on the pace before the open meeting season kicks off, or do you just fancy a great day out, and a chance to catch up with a few mates. Whatever the your motive this winter, there are loads of fireballing opportunities.
The UKFA are delighted to recommend the following events which are normally well attended by fireballers and many others keen dinghy sailors. All these events have had Fireball winners over the years. It might be your year!
Sunday 30 December - The Grafham Grand Prix - Grafham Water Sailing Club (Handicap)
Saturday 12 January - The Bloody Mary - Queen Mary Sailing Club (Pursuit)
Saturday 26 January - Steve Nicholson Trophy - Northampton Sailing Club (Symmetric Doublehanded Handicap)
Sat/Sun 3 and 4 February - Tiger Trophy - Rutland Sailing Club (Handicap Saturday and pursuit Sunday)
Sunday 9 March - The Hoo Freezer - Hoo Ness Yacht Club (Handicap)
For those who are happy to base themselves at just one venue;
Draycote Water - Pinnell & Bax Winter Super Series:
Draycote Water are again running the Pinnell & Bax Winter Super Series from November until March. Over 35 entries for the past two winters. Join for the whole winter or pay on the day. Dates for your diary are Sundays;
Dec 16th 2007
Jan 6th 2008
Jan 20th 2008
Jan 27th 2008
Feb 3rd 2008
Feb 17th 2008
Mar 2nd 2008
Mar 16th 2008