Suppliers

Pinnell and Bax

Pinnell and Bax

Pinnell and Bax are the leading supplier of all things Fireball. From sails, spars, foils, fittings, rope, clothing and accessories. Buy your new Fireball fully fitted and tuned - ready to drop in the water and win. P & B's results speak for themselves having won Fireball World, European and National championships consistently. Check out our extensive range on our web site. Visit website >

North Sails

North Sails

With the addition of Fireball world champion Tim Rush to the North Sails loft, our sails have moved to the forefront of Fireball design and technology. Latest designs include the "moulded" D4 main. Tim is always available to help with questions and setup ideas. Visit website >

Speed Sails

Speed Sails

Speed sails continue to make quality Fireball sails. We also offer a wide range of clothing, fittings, ropes and covers. Visit website >

HD Sails

HD Sails

HD Sails is owned and managed by Jim Hunt and Andy Davis. Both have a long history of hands on sailmaking and are responsible for many development campaigns that have led to Championship winning designs. Every sail we supply is either computer cut or hand cut at the loft and assembled by Jim or Andy. We appreciate that buying sails is a serious investment. All the sails are made with the same attention to detail and finishing that means you can be assured that you are buying the same quality of product that the champions use. For more information email Andy Davis at andy@hdsails.com  Visit website >

Hyde Sails Ireland

Hyde Sails Ireland

Hyde Sails is an international brand and one of the largest volume sailmakers worldwide, delivering high quality sails with a service to match. Backed up by 45 years of expertise, Hyde Sails has always placed itself at the forefront of sail technology, design and production for everything from Optimists to cruisers and ocean racing yachts. As well as custom projects, the company is famed for its ability to produce consistently accurate One-Design sails and supplies some of the biggest dinghy manufacturers in the world. Visit website >

Quantum Sails - South Africa

Quantum Sails - South Africa

Quantum Sails RSA is one of the biggest and most technically advanced sail making operations in the world. The Cape loft caters for cruising and racing sails, from small boats to super yachts and includes the state of the art Fusion-M facility. The Durban based loft is a specialist One- Design loft and builds one design sails for the Quantum Group, including the World championship winning J22 and J24 sails and many others. Our Fireball sails have moved away from the limitations of radial cut sails and we now use Fusion- M which provides infinitely better weight and load distribution than the old school radial sails. For further information contact Craig Millar by phone +27 31 3045504 or email cmillar@quantumsails.co.za Visit website >

Winder Boats

Winder Boats

Having won nearly all Fireball world championships in the last 15 years there is no doubt that the Winder hull stands out from the rest. All boats are made from epoxy with various options on kevlar reinforcing. David and Richard have many years experience in the industry and produce a hull that is stiff light and long lasting. You can either purchase just a hull or have the boat fully fitted and ready to race. To find out more give them a call - Ph - +44 1535 604 980 Fax - +44 1535 605 371 email David Winder or Richard Wagstaff Address - Kensington Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 1PW  Visit website >

Weathermark Sailboats

Weathermark Sailboats

Weathermark Sailboat’s principal Dave Hall will be a name familiar to those sailors that have sat at the back of their Fireball longer than they can remember. Dave sailed Fireballs successfully back in the mid 80s to the late 90s while at Hyde Sails. Since then Dave was at Ovington Boats sailing all sorts of boats and skiffs until the beginning of 2010 when he needed a change and set up Weathermark Sailboats. The Fireball has always been his passion and his enthusiasm was re-ignited after he bought the famous Delange that beat him at the 89 worlds. Dave decided he needed a new boat and after being at Ovi Boats for 12 years would do it himself. This led to conversations with Fireball International who he discovered were keen for another builder to provide more exposure and promotion for the class. So in 2010 the first boat was built from new moulds and sailed successfully through 2011.The first boat was satisfactory but Dave felt it needed a few modifications so work was started to make a few modifications to the deck and make the hull less tight on measurement. However, in 2012 the opportunity came to purchase the championship winning moulds from Duvoisin Nautique which were then brought to the UK. These high quality moulds are what all future boats will be made from. The hull whilst being the current ‘wide bow’ thinking has a slightly more vee’d entry making the boat kinder through the water and as good as a Fireball gets in a chop, The water line length is maximised and the aft rocker is as flat as the rules permit. Inside, the forward part of the centreboard case is a low as practical to save those shins, the substantial jib bars go from the front of the case to the side tanks in line with the shrouds forming a rigid frame and negating the need for an extra bulkhead. The centre board case continues after the thwart onto a flat table to allow owners a free hand in the way they like their controls. The deck has been made functional as well and atheistically pleasing. The aft tank has the recess for the spinnaker sheets and the coming is designed for function and comfort without looking too imposing. The foredeck comes back just far enough to add extra strength and rigidity to the mast area without fouling the kicker. Both hull and deck moulds enable the hull and deck to be laminated using the ‘Infusion’ method which requires a wide flange to attach and seal the vacuum bag. All mouldings are post cured. For up to date prices and fit out specification contact Dave at;- E mail dave@weathermarksailboats.com mobile 07802 611599  Visit website >

Dinghy Sport

Dinghy Sport

Dinghysport offer a wide range of services whether you require a new boat, a repair, a refinish or simply a length of rope our in house facilities enable us to respond to most requirements. Dinghysport’s involvement in the Fireball class together with our commitment to quality and engineering has enabled us to develop the new Severn Fireball.  Visit website >