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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 Try a Fireball - book your place!
Just over three weeks until the first demo day at Burghfield
Posted on 27 Jun
Fireball Ulsters at Newtownards
Irish Fireball Family go North!
Posted on 18 Jun
Fireballs at Blackwater
Stamina needed for Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 4
Posted on 18 Jun
Gul extends Fireball sponsorship
To cover the 2019 Inland Championship
Posted on 12 Jun
Fireballs at Blackwater preview
Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 4 this weekend
Posted on 11 Jun
Try a Fireball!
UK Fireball Class Association is holding two demo days this summer
Posted on 10 Jun
Gul UK Fireball Nationals overall
Most challenging conditions saved for the final day
Posted on 29 May
Gul UK Fireball Nationals day 3
Sunshine and a shifty Westerly for the 44 boat fleet in Torbay
Posted on 28 May
Gul UK Fireball Nationals day 2
Black flags for some of the top teams
Posted on 27 May
Gul UK Fireball Nationals day 1
A healthy entry of 44 boats in Torbay
Posted on 26 May
Fireballs at Brightlingsea
Racing limited to one day in Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 3
Posted on 21 May
Gul UK Fireball Nationals preview
So far the youngest entrant is 14, and oldest is 79
Posted on 19 May
Fireballs at Brightlingsea preview
Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 3 this weekend
Posted on 15 May
Fireballs at Hayling Island
Keen fleet look to sea during Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 2
Posted on 30 Apr
Deadline approaching for next price increase
Get your entry in now for the Fireball Nationals
Posted on 28 Apr
P&B Sails
Constructed by hand using top materials and the latest technology
Posted on 26 Apr
Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 2 preview
Taking place at Hayling Island this weekend
Posted on 24 Apr
Fireball Training Weekend at Blackwater SC
To be held on 1st & 2nd June
Posted on 11 Apr
Fireballs at Staunton Harold
A weekend of two halves for Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 1
Posted on 2 Apr
2019 Fireball Worlds set for Montreal
An exciting change from the recent past
Posted on 24 Mar
Fireballs at Staunton Harold preview
All set for the kick off of the Gul Golden Dolphin Series
Posted on 12 Mar
Last chance Fireball Nationals early bird entry
Cut-off date is Saturday 9th March
Posted on 8 Mar
Hyde Sails at the RYA Dinghy Show 2019
We speak to Nigel Grogan and Richard Lovering
Posted on 3 Mar
Fireball prize presentation and draw
Taking place at the RYA Dinghy Show
Posted on 12 Feb
Austrailian Fireball Nationals overall
Macfarlane and Payne clinch third title with race to spare
Posted on 8 Feb
Austrailian Fireball Nationals day 3
All to play for heading into final stages
Posted on 7 Feb
UK Fireball Survey: The Results Part 2
Open Meeting circuit and overseas events
Posted on 6 Feb
Austrailian Fireball Nationals day 2
Shifty weather shakes things up
Posted on 5 Feb
Austrailian Fireball Nationals day 1
Macfarlane and Payne take opening two races
Posted on 4 Feb
Australian Fireball National Championships preview
Heywood and Littledike look to defend their crown
Posted on 4 Feb
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Racecourse action at the Columbia River Gorge Sailing Association's annual Columbia Gorge One-Design Regatta
© Image courtesy of Jan Anderson
(l-r) Neil Cramer (Class Chairman) with Ismail Inan and Noel Butler, 2019 Fireball Ulsters Champions
© Frank Miller
(l-r) Harry & Daniel Thompson, 2nd in the Fireball Ulsters at Newtownards
© Frank Miller
(l-r) Neil Cramer & Niall McGrotty, 3rd in the Fireball Ulsters at Newtownards
© Frank Miller
(l-r) Josh Porter & Conor Twohig, Silver Fleet winners in the Fireball Ulsters at Newtownards
© Frank Miller
Sunday morning sailing, Butler/Inan (red spinnaker left), Twohig/Porter (blue spinnaker centre) and the Thompsons (white/blue spinnaker right) during the Fireball Ulsters at Newtownards
© Andrew Corkhill
Butler/Inan (red spinnaker), McGrotty/Cramer (blue spinnaker) during the Fireball Ulsters at Newtownards
© Andrew Corkhill
Blackwater Fireball Open
© Zoe Nelson
Blackwater Fireball Open
© Zoe Nelson
Blackwater Fireball Open
© Zoe Nelson
Blackwater Fireball Open
© Zoe Nelson
Gul extends their sponsorship of the Fireball class
© Tania Hutchings Photography
Gul extends their sponsorship of the Fireball class
© Jean Border / www.borderphotos2010.com
Fireballs at Blackwater
© Tania Hutchings Photography
Ian Dobson & Richard Wagstaff win the Gul Fireball Nationals at Torbay
© Andrew Robinson
Thrills and spills at the Notts County Spring Regatta
© David Eberlin
Gul Fireball Nationals at Torbay day 4
© Tanya Hutchings
Gul Fireball Nationals at Torbay day 4
© Tanya Hutchings
Gul Fireball Nationals at Torbay day 4
© Tanya Hutchings
Gul Fireball Nationals at Torbay day 4
© Tanya Hutchings
Staunton's Grahame Newton & Mark Stevens (Fireball) with Burton's Tom Bird & Tim Hooton in pursuit during the Tripartite Cup 2019
© David Bell
Staunton's Graham Newton/ Mark Stevens (Fireball) during the Tripartite Cup 2019
© David Bell
Gul Fireball Nationals at Torbay day 3
© Tanya Hutchings
Gul Fireball Nationals at Torbay day 3
© Tanya Hutchings
Gul Fireball Nationals at Torbay day 3
© Tanya Hutchings
Gul Fireball Nationals at Torbay day 3
© Tanya Hutchings
Gul Fireball Nationals at Torbay day 3
© Tanya Hutchings
Gul Fireball Nationals at Torbay day 2
© Tanya Hutchings
Gul Fireball Nationals at Torbay day 2
© Tanya Hutchings
Gul Fireball Nationals at Torbay day 2
© Tanya Hutchings
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