July 12, 2019
Pointe Claire Yacht Club is home to the largest Fireball fleet (a dozen active boats) in North America. Club members embraced the class from the earliest days of Fireball sailing and are looking forward to hosting competitors from all over the globe. The first wide-bowed Fireball made its debut in the 1986 Montreal Worlds, winning the title and causing measurers years of grief ever since. To be perfectly clear, and to avoid any accusations of Canadian responsibility, it was an Australian team that introduced this innovation. We anxiously await the next revolutionary change.
Pointe Claire Yacht Club is only a few kilometers from Montreal’s international airport, and a twenty minute drive from the downtown core. Sailing takes place just minutes from Pointe Claire Yacht Club on a large body water that will likely offer a range of challenges to all. The Race Committee has been appointed and has begun preparing, committed to ensure a world class competition. Our highly experienced team understands the needs of the Fireball class. To date over 40 boats have already registered. Teams are coming from Australia, South Africa, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, USA and Canada.
Our Notice of Race is available on-line at http://www.fireball-international.com/media/71059/WC2019NoR_final.pdf.
It should be an exciting event.