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Fireball International's New Officers Chart Way Forward for the Dinghy Class

4th January 2021
Ireland's Cormac Bradley is Fireball International Rear Commodore for Western Europe Ireland's Cormac Bradley is Fireball International Rear Commodore for Western Europe

With the triennial elections for Fireball International now completed and all the Executive positions currently filled, FI is once more ready to chart a way forward for the Class. This year's elections saw a number of stalwarts of the Class stand down after protracted periods of service. Ben Schulz retired as Rear Commodore Australia to lend his expertise to the Geelong Worlds organisation, scheduled for February 2022. In North America, Debbie Kirkby has also stood down, and in South Africa, David Laing has stood down as Rear-Commodore Africa. They have been succeeded by Heather McFarlane, Evelyn Chisholm and Alistair Bush (Kenya) respectively.

Other specific offices have been filled by Linus Eberle (SUI), Secretary, Guy Newsom (GBR), Treasurer, David Hall (GBR), Chairman Technical Committee and Mianne Erne (SUI), Minutes Secretary. In the case of the David Hall appointment, a Technical Committee has been formed to share the load, and it consists of David Hall, Tom Egli (CAN) and Metja Nemec (SLO).

Further support to the Executive and the overall administration of the Class is provided by Reudi Moser as Webmaster and Hanseuli Bacher as Financial Reviewer.

Fireball International Executive

  • Commodore: Christina Haerdi Landerer (SUI) [Second Term]
  • Rear Commodore Africa: Alistair Bush (Kenya)
  • Rear Commodore North America: Evelyn Chisholm (USA)
  • Rear Commodore Asia: Hiroshi Kato (Japan)
  • Rear Commodore Australia: Heather McFarlane (AUS)
  • Rear Commodore Central Europe: Jakub Napravnik (CZE)
  • Rear Commodore Western Europe: Cormac Bradley (IRL)
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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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