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Irish Fireball Sailing Dinghy News & Regatta Results
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…
Downwind Finish for Tuesday DBSC Fireball Race
#fireballdbsc – Tuesday night's DBSC Fireball race was predictably tricky as one might have expected from the forecast of light winds dropping even lighter. The race committee wisely set up in the harbour and dropped marks for a windward-leeward course.…
Common Sense Prevails As DBSC Dinghy Racing is Abandoned
#fireball – From early on in the day, XCWeather was suggesting that at 19:00, the scheduled start time for Tuesday night racing, wind would be from the west, blowing 23 knots, gusting 33 knots, but that it would be sunny…
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#fireball – Fireball dinghy champions Barry MacCartin and Conor Kinsella won the Fireball Open Event at Skerries Sailing Club in a lively two day event. Their narrow victory was won on countback against Noel Butler & Stephen Oram after six races in…
High Winds & Cruise Traffic Kerbs Fireball Sailing at Dun Laoghaire
Tonight's Fireball dinghy racing in Dublin Bay, under the burgee of DBSC was cancelled due to a combination of factors - natural and man-made writes Cormac Bradley The advent of the cruise liner season saw another mega-sized vessel anchored in…

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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