Statement re Coronavirus

27 March 2020

Folks we feel it prudent to issue this holding statement to cover the information vacuum at the moment.


Announcement re Fireball Worlds in Howth 2020

In response to the global Coronavirus outbreak the Irish Fireball  Association Howth Yacht Club and Fireball International have been evaluating the plans for the Fireball Worlds in Howth in August.

We recognise the severity of the current crisis. Whilst there are challenges and uncertainty, at this time we are proceeding under the assumption that our World Championships may go ahead successfully.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and expect to be able to make a more definitive statement in the next few weeks. You may anticipate a further announcement around the 24th April. At that time, if the decision is made to cancel or postpone the event, HYC will fully refund all entry fees to those who have entered. In the meantime competitors are advised not to incur any non refundable expenses (travel, accommodation, etc.).

This is a very difficult time and the priority right now is to do what is necessary to ensure the health and safety of our families, friends and communities. We appreciate everyone’s patience and continued support.


Take care everyone!

Frank Miller