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Dingbat - precursor to Fireball?

The similarity is obvious but did the 1947-designed Dingbat provide inspiration to Peter Milne? Will we have to re-write early Fireball history?

Read about it in David Henshall's latest article 'The Fourth Wise Man' in Y&Y: http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/191116/The-Fourth-Wise-Man


Only 3 Weeks to go until the 2016 Uk National Championships gets underway at Hayling Island Sailing Club.

Is your boat ready? Have you bimbled sufficiently? Is it pimped up and sorted out? With an intense program of races planned and no lay day it's imperative that your gear is in tip top condition.

The off the water program is going to be fun too, with daily prize giving and Feckwit Award, an AGM on the Friday plus live bands on both the Friday and Saturday.

We have over 40 entries so far but there are still more expected. If you havent got a pass already then sort it out, take a sickie, do what you need to do but be there. It's gonna be unmissable. 


Glorious Sea Breeze Sailing at Hayling 

18 Boats race at Blackwater Report


2015 Worlds Results 

2015 Nationals Results 


We want your story! Why do you sail the boat you sail? Record yourself on video answering the question: "Why Fireball?"

It could be why you enjoy sailing or racing them, what got you into them in the 1st place, why you still sail them, what you love about 'em, it really is up to you. Just answer the question on video in landscape orientation and send it to androb001@me.com via any method you like, iMessage, dropbox, wetransfer. Your video may be selected for a project that will be shared at the GUL Fireball Worlds in August. 

Example videos here https://youtu.be/X_LcTV6Bx1Q


Fleet Update: Draycote Water Fireballs 



Students' Shoestring Sailing - A journey to the 2014 National Championship

This film has been produced by two students who after deciding they wanted to sail a Fireball dinghy in September 2013, then restored a classic Fireball picked up on ebay that had not been afloat in over 20 years. Restoration took place throughout the winter and summer, finishing just 1 day before the 2014 UK Nationals in Tenby. 
We sailed all week in the nationals and had a brilliant time and are now looking to get a second more competitive boat to train and race in the 2015 worlds in Pwllheli, Wales.

 

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