Rigging, Articles & Info
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Prompted by all those requests on the UKFA discussion forum which start 'How do I rig a ...... on my boat' and never get answered.

Nothing is ever finished, and this part of the site is still under development. Requests for more info on any Firebally subject should be addressed to the Webmaster.


Boats with chutes   Boats with chutes and pump up / down systems   Boats with bags   The bits common to both   The Pole


The Strut   The Kicker   The Slot Gasket

Ed Bremner's Varnishing Pages (at the Classic and Vintage Racing Dinghy Association website www.cvrda.org


Some of the more recent fleet newsletters for those of you who didn't read them first time around or who moved house 5 years ago and never bothered to tell us your new address.

Summer 1998   Autumn 1998   Winter 1998

Spring 1999   Summer 1999   Autumn 1999   Winter 1999

Spring 2000   Summer 2000   Autumn 2000   Winter 2000

Spring 2001   Summer 2001   Autumn 2001

Spring 2002   Summer 2002   Autumn 2002

Spring 2003   Summer 2003 Autumn 2003

Spring 2004   Summer 2004   Autumn 2004

Spring 2005   Summer 2005   Autumn 2005   Winter 2005

Spring 2006   Summer 2006   Autumn 2006

Spring 2007   Summer 2007   Autumn 2007

Spring 2008   Autumn 2008 Winter 2008

Spring 2009   Autumn 2009

Spring 2010   Autumn 2010

Spring 2011   Autumn 2011

Spring 2012   Autumn 2012

Spring 2013

Spring 2014   Autumn 2014


The Useful Tips pages for those of you who need help rigging, sailing, staying upright etc. Written for idiots by idiots.

Useful Tips 0

Useful Tips 1

Useful Tips 2

Useful Capsizing Tips

And finally, some words from an earlier fleet captain on how to build a strong fleet. This page was hidden on the website for years, but has now come out of the closet.

The Hidden Page