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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 Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites series 2 day 14
Some experienced competitors found the challenge a bit too robust
Posted on 28 Feb
Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites series 2 day 14
Change of Race Officer and a very shifty day
Posted on 21 Feb
Fireball Worlds overall
Gillard and Thompson take out the title with a race to spare
Posted on 16 Feb
Fireball Worlds day 5
Gillard and Thompson on match point heading into final day
Posted on 15 Feb
Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites series 2 day 13
After a weather enforced hiatus of three Sundays, racing returns to Dun Laoghaire
Posted on 14 Feb
Fireball Worlds day 4
Front of the fleet takes shape as we pass half-way mark
Posted on 14 Feb
Fireball Worlds day 3
The day was blown out after a lengthy wait on shore
Posted on 13 Feb
Fireball Worlds day 2
Still anyone's guess after mixed second day in Geelong
Posted on 12 Feb
Fireball Worlds day 1
Big breeze greets sailors on opening day in Geelong
Posted on 11 Feb
2024 Fireball Australian Nationals overall
GBR's Hall & Constable win, with Schulz & Higgins crowned Australian Champions
Posted on 10 Feb
2024 Fireball Australian Nationals Day 2
Race wins for Tom Gillard / Andy Thompson and Dave Hall / Paul Constable
Posted on 8 Feb
2024 Fireball Australian Nationals Day 1
Brits Dave Hall & Paul Constable lead after a day of exhilarating competition in Geelong
Posted on 7 Feb
2024 Fireball Worlds Runners and Riders
Gearing up for a spectacular showdown in Geelong
Posted on 30 Jan
Calling all owners of Chippendale-built boats
100th Anniversary racing event at Fareham in May
Posted on 29 Jan
Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites series 2 week 2
Real Frostbite weather!
Posted on 17 Jan
Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites series 2 week 1
The fleet size was modest at 40 boats
Posted on 9 Jan
Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 1 overall
Pre-Christmas series concludes with two races
Posted on 19 Dec 2023
Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 1 day 5
Popular Frostbite Mug winner in the ILCA 6s
Posted on 11 Dec 2023
Fireball Sailing Royalty Gathers Down Under
Previewing the 2024 World Championships at Royal Geelong YC
Posted on 5 Dec 2023
Fireball 2023-24 Victorian State titles
A strong fleet sailed at Cairn Curran SC
Posted on 1 Dec 2023
Hyde Sails November Discounts!
Get ready for the 2024 season, buy now to get the best prices
Posted on 18 Nov 2023
Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 1 day 2
Between the storms!
Posted on 14 Nov 2023
Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 1 day 1
48 boats took to the water at Dun Laoghaire
Posted on 8 Nov 2023
Gul Fireball Inlands at Draycote Water
A classic battle of skill and tactics for the 31 boats
Posted on 9 Oct 2023
2023 Gul Fireball Inland Championship Preview
Taking place at Draycote Water this weekend
Posted on 3 Oct 2023
Fireball Europeans at Portorož, Slovenia overall
A stunning fightback by Tom Gillard and Andy Thompson
Posted on 22 Sep 2023
Fireball Europeans at Portorož, Slovenia Day 4
Tom Gillard and Andy Thompson storm back into contention
Posted on 21 Sep 2023
Fireball Europeans at Portorož, Slovenia update
Swiss sailors Claude Mermod & Ruedi Moser on top after two races
Posted on 21 Sep 2023
2024 Fireball Worlds - Act fast!
The excitement for the event at Royal Geelong Yacht Club is growing
Posted on 21 Sep 2023
Fireball Irish National Championship
A huge success despite Storm Betty interruption
Posted on 21 Aug 2023
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Owen Sinnott and Grattan Donnelly with their Viking Marine Frostbite Series mug for 18th February, presented by Neil Colin
© Paul ter Horst
Brendan Garner and Ben O'Brien - 3rd - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 6
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Tom Gillard and Andy Thompson - 1st - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 6
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Tom Gillard and Andy Thompson - 1st - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 6
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
DJ Edwards and Vyv Townend - 2nd - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 6
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Ben Knoop and James Belton on Fierce Creature sit in seventh overall - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 5
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Brendan Garner and Ben O'Brien on Black Pearl are sitting third overall - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 5
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Tom Gillard and Andy Thompson will take a solid lead into the final day - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 5
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Challenging conditions on the penultimate day - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 5
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Ben Garner and Sam Williamson racing Tabu Soro - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 4
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Tom Gordon and Jack Fletcher sailing Cletus - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 4
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
DJ Edwards and Vyv Townend on Mondo are in the mix after six races - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 4
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Brendan Garner and Ben O'Brien on Black Pearl currently sit second overall - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 4
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Ben Schulz and Angus Higgins sailing Riptide are currently in fourth overall - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 4
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Ben Knoop and James Belton sailing Fierce Creature - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 4
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
It was a day for boat work as racing was cancelled - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 3
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Sailors were held on shore most of the day due to strong northerly winds - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 3
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Sailors looked for ways to entertain themselves during the lengthy on-shore postponement - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 3
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
By the end of the second race it was more than 20 knots - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 2
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Tom Gordon and Jack Fletcher on Cletus are in the mix after two days - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 2
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
The breeze freshened for the second race - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 2
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Jalina Thompson-Kambas and Nathan Stockley clinch a race win in light airs - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 2
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Light winds were on the menu for the opening race - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 2
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
John Heywood and Daniel George on Renegade had a solid day - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 2
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Ben Schulz and Angus Higgins (left) alongside Tom Gordon and Jack Fletcher (right) heading into the windward mark - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 1
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Simon Kings and Jono Loe in Mini Mee made it from the UK - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 1
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
The late racing took place not long before sunset - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 1
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
The 58-boat fleet racking up for the first start - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 1
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Peter and Sebastian Durran on Darkside - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 1
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
Jalina Thompson-Kambas and Nathan Stockley racing Stay Tuned - Fireball Worlds at Geelong day 1
© Alex Dare, Down Under Sail
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