sail.ie

Use the links at the left to navigate around the site.

Links & Blogs


  • Sailing

  • News

  • America's Cup

  • Volvo Ocean Race

  • Technology

  • Ocean Racing

  • Topics

  • Categories
  • Sailor Gifts

    Archives





    « | Home Page | »

    Rebuilding Dogbolter, Fireball IRL 14150

    December 10, 2011

    This is Dogbolter, Fireball dinghy 14150, built in Australia by Peter Delange in 1989.  I found the boat in this condition in the Coal Harbour in Dun Laoghaire in November 2011. I sailed in the boat many years ago and decided to acquire it for a complete rebuild.  My project for the winter 2011 – 2012.  Perhaps the boat will sail the 50th anniversary UK National Championships in Cornwall in mid-August 2012.

    I am fairly certain that Dogbolter is the only Fireball to have sailed in Australia and four other continents.

    History:

    1990 AUS Nationals – 1st – John Dransfield/Andrew Perry
    1990 Worlds (Japan) – 1st – John Dransfield/Andrew Perry
    1991 AUS Nationals – 2nd – Mark Matthews/Peter Sinclair
    1991 GBR Nationals – 27th – Mark Matthews/Peter Sinclair
    1991 Worlds (Sweden) – 8th – Mark Matthews/Peter Sinclair
    1991 Europeans (Czechoslovakia) – 2nd – Callum Burns/Peter Sinclair
    1992 GBR Nationals – 22nd – Vince Horey/Stan Shaw
    1992 Worlds (USA) – 14th – Vince Horey/?
    1993 GBR Nationals – 11th – Vince Horey/Nick Beloe
    1993 Worlds (Belgium) – 5th – Vince Horey/P.Barlow
    1994 GBR Nationals – 18th – Vince Horey/J. Webb
    1994 Worlds (South Africa) – 26th – Vince Horey/J. Webb
    1995 Europeans (Ireland) – 27th – Ruan O’Tiarnaigh/Stephen O’Byrnes
    1995 Worlds (Ireland) – 47th – Ruan O’Tiarnaigh/Stephen O’Byrnes
    1997 Europeans (GBR) – 104th – Garrett O’Carroll/Derek Lynch
    2000 Europeans (Ireland) – 33rd – Pat Leane/James Lenehan
    2002 Various IRL events – Marie Barry / Cariosa Power
    2009 Various IRL events – Kenny / ?

    Read more here

    Topics: Sailing | No Comments »

    Comments

    You must be logged in to post a comment.