Competition is looking particularly hot this year with over 70 boats expected to be take part in the Typhoon Fireball National Championship
Competition is looking particularly hot this year with over 70 boats expected to be take part in the Typhoon Fireball National Championship to be held between 2-8 August at Paignton SC. Entrants include current World Champion Vyv Townend, and recently crowned European Champion Rachel Keeling. Local interest is focused on Paginton sailor Malcolm Davis, who recently finished 12th at the 2003 World Championship in Kenya. Malcolm has finished in the top 6 at many of the Fireball World, European and UK National Championships over the last 10 year and will this year be looking to take his first Fireball Championship win on home turf.
Not all the competition will be taking place at the front of the fleet though as the Fireball Class is known for encouraging sailors at all levels. Everyone at the event will have something to set their sights on as there are prizes for silver and bronze fleets, over 40s, under 21s, old boats, novices and several others besides. Together with the incentive of the generous prize sponsorship provided by the UK-based sailing clothing specialist Typhoon International the array of prizes on offer guarantees some hot competition.