There are over 30 Fireballs at Draycote, with 20 or so of these taking part in the racing. The fleet is very active and
is one of the largest in the club. We reckon that there are about 60 Fireballers in total, ranging from 18 to 60 years old and 8 to 16 stone in weight. We started out with old boats, but
there are now a lot of White Winders in the fleet. And when the open-meeting circuit hotshots turn up (which they do quite frequently now) we can generally give them a pretty good run for
But we haven't forgotten where we came from, and you can still race your old composite or wooden boat in good company
here. We run 'A' and 'B' fleet racing so you don't have to compete with the cheque-book mob. Although, if you are any good, you'll probably beat a lot of the white items anyway, as most of
our sailors are, er, not exactly world champion material. That's cool - we don't want to take this stuff too seriously. We are here to have fun racing Fireballs rather than indulging in any
of the other nonsense.