Fireball South Africa

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 The Fireball Class in South Africa


Western Cape


The Fireball class in Cape Town is centred at Milnerton Aquatic Club, which sails on Rietvlei Lagoon.

Website: www.milnertonaquaticclub.co.za

Southern Cape

Fireball sailing in this area takes place at George Lakes Yacht Club, which sails on Island Lake, Wilderness.

Website: www.glyc.org.za

Border Region

East London has a Fireball fleet, sailing from East London Yacht Club.

Website: www.elyc.co.za

 

 2017 Fireball National Championships

Venue: George Lakes Yacht Club Dates: 30, 31 December 2017, 1 January 2018

 

Whereas last year, the South African Fireball National Championships was sailed at Mossel Bay as part of the Fireball Worlds Pre-Worlds, this year it was sailed on an inland water without the presence of the international contingent. The Fireballs joined the GP14 class in staging their National Championships at George Lakes Yacht Club, as part of the annual New Year Regatta.

A fleet of ten Fireballs was assembled, with entrants from East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town joining GLYC’s small Fireball fleet. Racing commenced on Saturday in a very light, patchy south westerly breeze. Four races were completed in these conditions. At the day’s end Georgou Divaris & Ferdinand Holm had the lead, ahead of Ant & Di Parker. In 3rd place was the team of Theo Yon & Jay D’Engle, doing well with an old (leaky) wooden, narrow boat.

On Sunday, conditions improved, with a more steady south easter setting in, with 8 to 15 knots. Four more races were sailed on the day, with Divaris / Holm reeling in all the first places again. David Laing & Chris du Toit could do better in these conditions and started moving up. Yon / D’Engle were still there to contest the top places, with Cundell Statt and Rory Laing also in the mix.

On the final day, New Years Day, a passing front brought in a strong westerly wind, with gusts over 25 knots. While the GP14 and club fleets opted to stay ashore in these conditions, six of the Fireballs went out to sail two more races. In the first race, Ant Parker, sailing with David Shilton, had the initial lead until a capsize let Divaris / Holm through. Parker / Shilton avoided such mistakes to win the final race. Divaris / Holm had to settle for a 2nd place, but they discarded it anyway.

Ten races were sailed, permitting two discards. This left Georgou Divaris & Ferdinand Holm with a straight series of wins, for them to retain the S.A. Sailing National Championships title for the Fireball class, that they won last year at Mossel Bay. Second place went to David Laing & Chris du Toit, a scant point ahead of Theo Yon & Jay D’Engle in third place.

 Full results are available from the SailRSA website - click here

International Fireball Class Association of South Africa - Annual General Meeting

 

FIREBALL CLASS ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE

Chairman: Dr David Laing - laing@pathcare.org

Treasurer: Anthony Craig Parker - anthony@anthony@parkeraccs.co.za

Secretary: Angela Caroline Gray - acgray@iafrica.com

Regional Reps:

Cape Town
Ian Watkins

Southern Cape: 
Malcolm Osborne - malcolmo@telkomsa.net

Eastern Cape: 
Mike Medcalf - mike@npmgeomatics.co.za

NorthVaal: 
No Rep. - No boats

Midmar: 
Looking for a rep. (please let us know if you are aware of anyone suitable)

 

 Fireball South Africa Boat Register

We would like to update the Fireball Boat Register - please go to this link & let us know if the register needs amending?

/worldwide/fireball-south-africa/

Boats for sale

If you are wishing to sell your boat, please let us know & I can advertise it on the Facebook page and in future Newsletters.  E-mail:  acgray@iafrica.com

Any Fireball related news you wish to have published in future Fireball Newsletters are always appreciated.  E-Mail:  acgray@iafrica.com

Other Fireball sites:

SA Fireball Facebook Group

An interactive media for up to date information and photographs

https://www.facebook.com/groups/102821896429447/

If you no longer wish to be sent Fireball Newsletters, please let us know.  E-Mail:  acgray@iafrica.co

Boats for sale

If you are wishing to sell your boat, please let me know & I can advertise it on the Facebook page and in future Newsletters.  E-mail:  acgray@iafrica.com

Any Fireball related news you wish to have published in future Fireball Newsletters are always appreciated.  E-Mail:  acgray@iafrica.com

SA Fireball Facebook Group

An interactive media for up to date information and photographs

https://www.facebook.com/groups/102821896429447/

 

Kind regards

Angela Gray

(SA Fireball Association Secretary)

E-Mail:  acgray@iafrica.com

Fireball South Africa Boat Register

 

 If your boat isn't listed or the details are incorrect / changed, please inform us.

Sail Number Boat Name Owner EMail Address
14910   Ferdinand Holm Ferdinand@fcholm.co.za 
14904 Love Affair Anthony Parker anthony@parkeraccs.co.za
14901   David Laing laing@pathcare.org
14723 Donk Ian Watkins  
14423   Keegan Ekermans  
14422   Kirsten Veenstra kirstenveenstra@telkomsa.net
14420   Mark Leonard  
14420   Warren Schmelzer  
14415    Mike Medcalf  
14411 Yesterday's Heroes Malcolm Osborne malcolmo@telkomsa.net
14394 Wet 'n Wild Thomas Ochabski  
14383   John Perrins  
14384   Mike Medcalf  
14383   Chris Clarke  
14359   Brett Stirk  
14344    Andy Wahl  
14321  This is It David Laing  laing@pathcare.org
13438   FBSA  
13228   Robin Savage  
12698 Silhouette Owen Kitchin owenvon@wam.co.za
12560   Simon Pfotenhauer  
9661   John Perrins  
7747 Spitball Greg Marriott  
4383    Tom Nortier  
       
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mailing Address

 fireballsa@gmail.com

Contacts

Chairman -Dr. David Laing

EMail: laing@pathcare.org

 Secretary -Angela Gray

EMail acgray@iafrica.com

 Treasurer - Anthony Parker

 EMail: anthony@parkeraccs.co.za

 Regional -

Border rep: - Mike Medcalf

Gauteng rep -

S. Cape rep - Malcolm Osborne

Cape Town rep - Ian Watkins