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Irish Fireball Dinghy Class Awards at the National Yacht Club

27th November 2017
The India Trophy for the Most Improved Fireball combination in the season was awarded to Frank Miller & his crews Ed Butler & Grattan Donnelly, 14713; Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club The India Trophy for the Most Improved Fireball combination in the season was awarded to Frank Miller & his crews Ed Butler & Grattan Donnelly, 14713; Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club

On the Friday evening, preceding Sunday’s Dun Laoghaire Frostbites, the Fireball Class convened for their prize-giving dinner in the National Yacht Club.

The NYC put together an excellent meal for the Fireball attendees and in addition to recognising success on the water, the Class awarded its perpetual trophies.

The recipients were as follows;

                Travellers’ Trophy: Awarded to the 1st placed boat counting four best scores from 4 provincial regattas and the Nationals.

                Awarded to: Noel Butler & Stephen Oram, IRL 15061; National Yacht Club

                Silver Trophy: Awarded to the leading Silver Fleet Boat (after 4 provincials and the Nationals).

                Awarded to Mary Chambers & Brenda McGuire, IRL 14865; Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club.

                Lady Helm Trophy: Awarded to the highest placed Lady Helm in the Travellers’ Trophy.

                Awarded to Louise McKenna, IRL 14691; Royal St. George Yacht Club (Crewed by Hermine O’Keeffe).

                Asterix Trophy – Awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the Class.

                Awarded to Olivier Proveur for his contribution to the Fireball Class in the form of organising and managing the DMYC’s Frostbite Series over a significant period of many years.

                India Trophy – Awarded to the Most Improved Fireball combination in the season.

                Awarded to Frank Miller & his crews Ed Butler & Grattan Donnelly, 14713; Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club.

                Class Captain’s Prize – Awarded at the discretion of the Dun Laoghaire Class Captain (Hermine O’Keeffe).

                Awarded to Louis Smyth, 15007; Coal Harbour.

                The Liam Bradley Memorial Trophy – Awarded at the discretion of Cormac Bradley.

Awarded to Noel Butler & Stephen Oram:- For winning a “Grand Slam” of events in 2017 – Nationals, all four provincials and the DBSC Tuesday Night Series and for setting a standard in Fireball sailing that the rest of us are still aspiring to.

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Dublin Bay Fireballer Cormac Bradley was appointed Rear Commodore of the International Fireball Class in 2017. He is a regular dinghy and one design correspondent on Afloat.ie

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At A Glance – Fireball Dinghy Specs

Crew 2 (single trapeze)
LOA 16 ft 2 in (4.93 m)
Beam 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)
Hull weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Mast height 22.3 ft (6.8 m)
Mainsail area 108 sq ft (10.0 m2).
Jib / Genoa area 35 sq ft (3.3 m2).
Spinnaker area 140 sq ft (13 m2).

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