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Irish Fireball Sailing Dinghy News & Regatta Results
UK Fireball Nationals: Day 1 News From Pwllheli
#fireball – After a day of glorious sunshine on Monday which was used for measuring, boat preparation and some late afternoon sailing, the assembled Fireball fleet in Pwllheli, North Wales, was in race mode yesterday, Tuesday 18th August writes Cormac…
DBSC Fireballs Get Practice Before the World Championships
#fireball – If the upcoming Pwllheli GUL World Championships for the Fireball Class are a light weather event, four of the five Fireballs who took to the water in tonight's DBSC race had a good work out writes Cormac Bradley.…
An Evening of Dinghy Racing Contrasts for Dublin Bay Fireballs
#fireball – Tonight's DBSC racing was full of contrasts for the Fireball  fleet that took to the water. The first race was sailed in rain, the second in relative sunshine! The first race was processional, the second race was a tightly…
Entertaining Evening for the Fireballs on Dublin Bay
#fireball – The Dublin Bay Sailing Club Fireball fleet had an entertaining evening's racing this past Tuesday. They were joined by an Irish Olympian, Phil Lawton who helmed Stephen Oram's 15061, the sun shone and the breeze from the west…
Genteel Evening Racing for Dublin Bay Fireballs!
#fireball – After two weekends of multi-day regattas, at the Nationals in Dunmore East (10 boats) and the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (8 boats), six Irish Fireballs had a genteel evening of racing inside the harbour last night. XCWeather was…
Fireballs Give Volvo Dun Laoghaire The Thumbs Up
#fireball – The Clancy's aka Conor and James were deserved winners of the Fireball main prize in the four day biennial Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. The brothers sailed consistently well through the lively and varied winds of the regatta. In…
Fireball Dinghy DBSC Racing Cancelled Due to High Winds
#fireball – 'I see no flags' – To paraphrase Nelson, I saw no flags last night flying from the DMYC to signify that racing in the DBSC Tuesday Series was cancelled writes Cormac Bradley. This is intended only as an…
Successful Defence of the Fireball Nationals Title
#fireball – Barry McCartin & Conor Kinsella (15114) put together an almost flawless defence of their 2014 Irish Fireball Nationals title in Dunmore East over this past weekend writes Cormac Bradley. Almost flawless? They dropped one race in the nine-race…
Sparkling Conditions for Day Two of Fireball Nationals
#fireballl – After a 2hr postponement due to the sea condition, Race Officer Con Murphy got three Fireball races completed in Dunmore East today writes Cormac Bradley. In wind conditions that peaked at just over 20 knots and receded to…
Big Seas Cause Delay for Fireballs, Flying Fifteens & 420s off Dunmore East
#fireball – Racing has been postponed for two hours this morning at Dunmore East in County Waterford for a combined fleet of Fireballs, Flying Fifteens and 420s. Race Officer Con Murphy says big seas running outside the harbour suggests competitior safety…
Only Ten for Fireball Nationals at Dunmore East
#fireball – A disappointing turnout of only ten Fireballs have made the first day of the Irish Fireball Nationals in Dunmore East writes Cormac Bradley. With the exception of young Edward Coyne out of Kinsale the home club's Mike Murphy…
Fireballers Last Race Before Waterford Harbour Nationals
#fireball – On the last Tuesday night before the Nationals (Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July, with Flying Fifteens and 420s), six Fireballs were in action in DBSC racing last night. Yet again the Race Committee…
Five Fireballs Dinghies Race For DBSC Tuesday Honours
#fireball – It would appear that the price the racing fleet pay for a day of sunshine, like yesterday, is a fickle evening of breeze. Not unexpected really! Yesterday was warm enough to warrant the generation of a sea-breeze but…
Butler & Oram Lead Fireball Dinghies on Dublin Bay
Pleasant evening, modest turnout! After the respective exploits of those who travelled to the north coast for the Ulster Championships and those who sailed south and west in larger boats from Dun Laoghaire to Dingle, it may have been expected…
Fireball Dinghy Pair Retain Ulster Title at Cushendall Sailing Club
#fireball –  Barry McCartin and Conor Kinsella have retained the Ulster Fireball Championships trophy after six races over two days in Cushendall. Second were Noel Butler and Stephen Oram and third were Kenny Rumball and Brian Tedz Byrne. Day one…
Fireball Home Town Champion Leads the Way in Cushendall
#fireball – A smaller Fireball fleet than we would all prefer have made their way to the island's north coast and Cushendall Sailing Club, to contest the Irish Fireball Ulster Championships. Three races have been completed on Day 1 and…

At A Glance – Fireball Dinghy Specs

Crew 2 (single trapeze)
LOA 16 ft 2 in (4.93 m)
Beam 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)
Hull weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Mast height 22.3 ft (6.8 m)
Mainsail area 108 sq ft (10.0 m2).
Jib / Genoa area 35 sq ft (3.3 m2).
Spinnaker area 140 sq ft (13 m2).

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