French Worlds 2018

22nd - 31st August - including FRA Nationals - 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


see NoR amendement 1.6.2018 - Layday 

see Notice No1 8.8. 2018 - Change of measurement times


Wednesday 22nd August Registration and Measurement
Thursday 23rd August

new: Measurement (morning)

French Nationals & Preworlds

Daily Prize Giving

Friday 24th August

new: Measurement (afternoon)

French Nationals & Preworlds

Daily Prize Giving

Saturday 25th August

Registration and Measurement

FI Executive Meeting

Sunday 26th August

new: Measurement (morning)

Worlds - 2 Races

Opening Ceremony after Sailing

Monday 27th August

Worlds - 2 Races

Daily Prize Giving

FI Open Forum & FI Council Meeting

Tuesday 28th August

Worlds - 2 Races

Crews Dinner

Wednesday 29th August Lay Day (might be used as racing day)
Thursday 30th August

Worlds - 2 Races

BBQ Dinner and Next Worlds Promotion (Canada-Montreal)

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.

(mail to: rumo@gmx cc:

GBR 15120 Vince Horey (

Winder 2014. Selden mast. Fee £1000.  Location of boat: London, but can be delivered to Carnac.

CZE 15040 Milan Hayek (

Winder 2016. Epoxy foam sandwich. New M7, chocks, very fast boat. Fee to be negotiated. Boat delivery may be arranged.

CZE 14983 Marketa Jindrichova (

Winder 2008. Epoxy foam sandwich. Strut. Fee € 800 for Worlds only / € 1100 for both events + transport (~€ 200). Older sails included if needed. You insure.

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.

SUI 14658 Ernst Schneibel ( not available anymore

Duvoisin 1998. Epoxy foam sandwich. Wide bow. Proctor mast. Fee 500 £. Insurance ~£500 or you insure. Boat delivery may be arranged.

IRL 14996 Barry McCartin  (booked by Shaw/KEN)

Winder. Available for Charter in Carnac for Worlds & French Nationals. Boat is Harken fitout and down to weight with extra kevlar in build layup for extra stiffness. Little usage last 5 years with proven track record to win races at World's level in excellent condition. Comes with Selden cumulus mast/boom with fast pins well tuned, Lifting winder rudder, Mast puller system, wrapped spinnaker pole. Price: FRA Nats & Worlds € 1200 / Worlds only € 1000 which includes delivery to/from venue. € 600 Deposit required. (You insure, deposit pays any reinstatement costs not paid by insurance.) Sails not included but can be at extra cost with choice of sails either P&B or North in championship condition. Contact me for more details.

IRL 14990 Ed Butler (booked by Carroll/KEN )

Winder 2008. Selden Alto mast. € 900 + € 500 deposit (You insure, deposit pays reinstatement costs not paid by insurance). Boat delivered to and collected from Carnac.

FRA 14925 Yann Leroch (booked by KEN)

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 , boat delivered to Carnac. Mail for photos.

Looking for boat: Please mail.

(mail to: rumo@gmx cc:

Stan and Wilf Nokes (KEN) Looking for a low cost boat, preferably with insurance already taken out by the owner and the option to hire their sails...

Chris and Rachel Shaw (KEN) Boat booked

David and Lily Carroll (KEN) Boat booked
Tom and Hamish Morton (KEN) Boat booked

Please go ahead and contact each other directly!

Successful? Please tell us! So we can change your status on the list.





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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