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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 Fireballs at Chew Valley Lake
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Posted on 15 Oct
019 Gul Fireball Golden Dolphin finale preview
To be held at Chew Valley Lake on 12-13 October
Posted on 2 Oct
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Posted on 12 Sep
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A final day forecast for sunshine and wind that did not disappoint
Posted on 31 Aug
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Breeze builds to a perfect 15 to 18 knots in race 8
Posted on 30 Aug
Fireball Worlds at Point Claire day 3
A new wind direction and new challenges at Pointe Claire
Posted on 28 Aug
Fireball Worlds at Point Claire day 2
Light easterly winds prove challenging
Posted on 27 Aug
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Wide-ranging winds with racing generally held in glorious sunshine
Posted on 26 Aug
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More wind than expected in Montreal
Posted on 26 Aug
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Wind and sunshine both show up for the final day
Posted on 24 Aug
Fireball North American Championships day 2
Race two proves hard to complete at Pointe Claire YC
Posted on 23 Aug
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A single race run, with a Swiss one-two
Posted on 22 Aug
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Posted on 10 Aug
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A week of great sailing for the 13 fleets
Posted on 6 Aug
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Noel Butler and Stephen Oram take the title in style
Posted on 22 Jul
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Watching out for 90 boats sailing around different courses
Posted on 22 Jul
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Unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful
Posted on 17 Jul
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Posted on 27 Jun
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Irish Fireball Family go North!
Posted on 18 Jun
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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
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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
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Posted on 26 May
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