French Worlds 2018

22nd - 31st August - Yacht Club Carnac, France

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The Venue

Carnac is a picturesque city in South Britany, well known for standing stones as well as a great place to sail and enjoy a vacation.

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Sailing in the bay of Quiberon is protected from the Atlantic swell.

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The Club

The club has a large dinghy park, dedicated ramp and convenient club house.

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We have a team of professionals and volunteers that we will use to organise the event.

We have hosted many international events including the RS Europeans, Tornado World Championships, International 14 World Championships, RS Aero & Feva World Championships.



The Program


Wednesday 22nd August Registration and Measurement
Thursday 23rd August

French Nationals & Preworlds

Daily Prize Giving

Friday 24th August

French Nationals & Preworlds

Daily Prize Giving

Saturday 25th August Registration and Measurement
Sunday 26th August

Worlds - 2 Races

Opening Ceremony after Sailing

Monday 27th August

Worlds - 2 Races

Daily Prize Giving

Tuesday 28th August

Worlds - 2 Races

Crews Dinner

Wednesday 29th August Lay Day
Thursday 30th August

Worlds - 2 Races

BBQ Dinner and Next Worlds Promotion

Friday 31st August

Worlds - 2 Races

Prize Giving & Closing Ceremony



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Charter Boats

European Fireball Sailors, your help is needed! 

Sailors from outside Europe are keen to attend the worlds, however the cost of shipping boats in containers is currently too high.

If you have a ready-to-race Fireball and won't be using it from around 20th August until 1st September, you could help the dreams come true for many Fireball friends from overseas, such as Australia, Canada, Japan, Kenya, South-Africa or USA.

FI suggests charter fees (sails not included) of £1000 for boat numbers >15000 or £500 for boat numbers <15000.

Please note the exact amount shall be subject to each individual agreement and FI will not take any responsibility for the deals.


Ready-to-race boat available: Please mail.

FRA 15015 Sylvain Culeron

My boat will be available for the worlds only. Please note I am sailing it during the French Nationals (22 to 24 August)! Winder 2009. M7, shrouds with fast pins. Selden twaron spi pole. Duvoisin rudder. 1000 € without sails. To be discussed if sails needed (North set of regata sails in very good condition). Boat will be already in Carnac, no need to take care the return.

FRA 14925 Yann Leroch (reserved for KEN 1)

Winder 2006, kevlar hull, very good condition, usual Harken fittings. Cumulus, shrouds with fast pins, no strut - cable mast ram, hand-launched spinaker pole "telepherique" - single ended with Fico fitting. Lifting or fixed rudder, in good condition.  North set of regata sails in very good condition. 1000 Euros, boat delivered to Carnac. Mail for photos.

FRA 14880  Pierre Maurieras (reserved for KEN 2)

Winder 2007, sandwich foam epoxy with Harken hardware. Rudder and deck refit recently. £ 500. See Fotos 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Looking for boat: Please mail.

David and Lily Carroll (KEN)
Chris and Rachel Shaw (KEN)
Tom and Hamish Morton (KEN)
Stan and Wilf Nokes (KEN)
Name   ................

Please go ahead and contact each other directly!

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Suggestions from Philippe Delhumeau formerly French Fireball National Champion ( 1976 to 1981)


Spectator boat:

Philippe is living near Carnac and owns a  First 31.7 and proposes to organize sea tours to attend the regattas ( price will be about 30 € per day per person)


B&B Accommodation:

B&B in Carnac Plage - 300m of to the club: ' Le clos des ombrages' ,    +33 (0)6 82 34 01 36




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