Fireballs get their own postage stamp

70 have signed up for the Barbados World Championship

Tuesday April 20th 2010, Author: Tim Saunders, Location: Barbados

With less than a week to go before the start of International Week, there are now over 70 entries from 15 countries registered for the 2010 Fireball World Championships, including the latest entry from Japan.

Competitors travelling from Europe are waiting anxiously to find out about flights due to the Icelandic volcanic activity. Contingency plans are in place, with Fireball International in close contact with the Barbados Government, to ensure those associated with the event will arrive in Barbados.

On the water the prevailing easterly trade winds, predicted to be between 12 and 20 knots, and warm temperatures will combine for superb sailing conditions. Racing will take place in Carlisle Bay, while on the western side of the island there will still be some waves to play with! The traditional Fireball format is an international week regatta in the first week to get every one acclimatised, followed by the World Championships in the second week.

Off the water, a programme of great events has been lined up including;

- steel bands
- an Irish night highlighting features for next year’s event
- entertainment evenings by Mount Gay and Banks Beer
= a special reception evening with Barbados Prime Minister, Hon. David Thompson and of course, plenty of great food!

There will even be a special event Postage Stamp. The Barbados Postal Service will be producing a series of stamps to mark the 2010 Fireball World Championship. This is a huge accolade for the International Fireball Association!! The official launch for the stamps will be on 23 April!

Entries:

 

Helm Crew Nat
     
EVA SKORAPKA JAKUB NAPRAVNIK CZE
BARBARA NEWSON GUY NEWSON GBR
DAVID FESTING KAREN FESTING GBR
FRANK MILLER MARGUERITE O'ROURKE IRL
LOUIS SMYTH CORMAC BRADLEY IRL
ANTHONY PARKER DAVID LAING RSA
FRITZ WIDMER NIKOLAI ALLERS SUI
CLAUDE MERMOD RUEDI MOSER SUI
DAVID RYDER MICHELLE RYDER GBR
SIMON LOMAS-CLARKE TIM RILEY GBR
MAJA SUTER FRANCOIS SCHLUCHTER SUI
MARK MASKELL CHRIS PROFFITT GBR
PETER WIRTH PETER KELLY USA
CHIPS HOWARTH VYV TOWNEND GBR
DERIAN SCOTT ANDY SCOTT GBR
RHYS LANKESTER BARRY SMITH GBR
KEVIN HOPE RUSSELL THORNE GBR
DEBBIE KIRKBY PAUL DOWNING GBR
PETER INNS EDWARD ALDER AUS
NATHAN STOCKLEY ALLAN BLENKLE AUS
HEATHER MacFARLANE CHRIS PAYNE AUS
BEN SCHULZ PHILLIP BOWLEY AUS
NICK GUNNER GLENN PEVERELL AUS
ROBIN INNS JOEL COULTAS AUS
NICK HURST ALEX DOWNING GBR
MARIA RICHARDS GRAHAM HOY GBR
ERICH MOSER GERY SAUER SUI
STEWART SCARFF LESLEY SCARFF GBR
VINCE HOREY SAM BREAREY GBR
STEVE PATTEN BRIAN ALDGATE GBR
JOHN MANSON STEVEN LEASK SHE
DAVID EDWARDS SIMON POTTS GBR
MIKE SENIOR ANDY THOMPSON GBR
MIKE McEVOY JEREMY KENNEDY CAN
RICHARD SCHELLER LINUS EBERLE SUI
PETER GRAY ROBIN TOOZS-HOBSON GBR
ANDREW PEARCE STEVE CHESNEY GBR
MATT FINDLAY RICHARD ANDERTON GBR
JONATHAN CARTER GARETH WILKINSON GBR
MARTIN KUBOVY MILAN CAP CZE
GUY TIPTON MATTHEW KING CAN
MELANIE LEDERER MICHAEL SCHAEFER SUI
PHILIP POPPLE GAVIN TILLSON GBR
MATT BURGE RICHARD WAGSTAFF GBR
PIERRE CARPENTIER TOM BIRD CAN
MIANNE ERNE CLAY POULSON SUI
FRANCK JUIN PIERRE PERDON FRA
MARTIN SCARTH TONY KING GBR
NOEL BUTLER SEAMUS MOORE IRL
TIM RUSH RUSS CLARK GBR
JOE JOSPE TOM EGLI CAN
DAVID WADE TIM SAUNDERS GBR
NEIL SPAIN FRANCIS ROWAN IRL
IAN KELLY PETER ELVER GBR
JEREMY HURST ANDREW HURST GBR
DOMINIK MUELLER CHRISTINE MEBES SUI
ROBERT LEVY ERIC OWSTON CAN
HANNAH SHOWELL MARTINA MICHELS IRL
DOMEN KANSKY MIRAN GUSTIN SLO
FREDERIC MOUCHES JEAN-FRANCOIS NOUEL FRA
ROBERT POVEY NEIL BURKE BAR
COLIN SYMES CHARLIE GLOYMEAY BAR
BETH LYGOE JERRY BETHELL LCA
ROBIN PATTERSON STEVEN BENSON BAR
GRAHAM SCHAEFER DUNCAN SCHAEFER USA
DAVE MASON MATT GREENFIELD GBR
CHRISTINA LANDERER CEDRIC LANDERER SUI
OWEN LAVERTY ED BUTLER IRL
PATRICK CRUMP ROBERT THOMPSON USA
TAKUMI ISHIBASHI JURJEN FEIKENS JPN
EVA SKORAPKA JAKUB NAPRAVNIK CZE
BARBARA NEWSON GUY NEWSON GBR
DAVID FESTING KAREN FESTING GBR
FRANK MILLER MARGUERITE O'ROURKE IRL
LOUIS SMYTH CORMAC BRADLEY IRL
ANTHONY PARKER DAVID LAING RSA
FRITZ WIDMER NIKOLAI ALLERS SUI
CLAUDE MERMOD RUEDI MOSER SUI
DAVID RYDER MICHELLE RYDER GBR
SIMON LOMAS-CLARKE TIM RILEY GBR
MAJA SUTER FRANCOIS SCHLUCHTER SUI
MARK MASKELL CHRIS PROFFITT GBR
PETER WIRTH PETER KELLY USA
CHIPS HOWARTH VYV TOWNEND GBR
DERIAN SCOTT ANDY SCOTT GBR
RHYS LANKESTER BARRY SMITH GBR
KEVIN HOPE RUSSELL THORNE GBR
DEBBIE KIRKBY PAUL DOWNING GBR
PETER INNS EDWARD ALDER AUS
NATHAN STOCKLEY ALLAN BLENKLE AUS
HEATHER MacFARLANE CHRIS PAYNE AUS
BEN SCHULZ PHILLIP BOWLEY AUS
NICK GUNNER GLENN PEVERELL AUS
ROBIN INNS JOEL COULTAS AUS
NICK HURST ALEX DOWNING GBR
MARIA RICHARDS GRAHAM HOY GBR
ERICH MOSER GERY SAUER SUI
STEWART SCARFF LESLEY SCARFF GBR
VINCE HOREY SAM BREAREY GBR
STEVE PATTEN BRIAN ALDGATE GBR
JOHN MANSON STEVEN LEASK SHE
DAVID EDWARDS SIMON POTTS GBR
MIKE SENIOR ANDY THOMPSON GBR
MIKE McEVOY JEREMY KENNEDY CAN
RICHARD SCHELLER LINUS EBERLE SUI
PETER GRAY ROBIN TOOZS-HOBSON GBR
ANDREW PEARCE STEVE CHESNEY GBR
MATT FINDLAY RICHARD ANDERTON GBR
JONATHAN CARTER GARETH WILKINSON GBR
MARTIN KUBOVY MILAN CAP CZE
GUY TIPTON MATTHEW KING CAN
MELANIE LEDERER MICHAEL SCHAEFER SUI
PHILIP POPPLE GAVIN TILLSON GBR
MATT BURGE RICHARD WAGSTAFF GBR
PIERRE CARPENTIER TOM BIRD CAN
MIANNE ERNE CLAY POULSON SUI
FRANCK JUIN PIERRE PERDON FRA
MARTIN SCARTH TONY KING GBR
NOEL BUTLER SEAMUS MOORE IRL
TIM RUSH RUSS CLARK GBR
JOE JOSPE TOM EGLI CAN
DAVID WADE TIM SAUNDERS GBR
NEIL SPAIN FRANCIS ROWAN IRL
IAN KELLY PETER ELVER GBR
JEREMY HURST ANDREW HURST GBR
DOMINIK MUELLER CHRISTINE MEBES SUI
ROBERT LEVY ERIC OWSTON CAN
HANNAH SHOWELL MARTINA MICHELS IRL
DOMEN KANSKY MIRAN GUSTIN SLO
FREDERIC MOUCHES JEAN-FRANCOIS NOUEL FRA
ROBERT POVEY NEIL BURKE BAR
COLIN SYMES CHARLIE GLOYMEAY BAR
BETH LYGOE JERRY BETHELL LCA
ROBIN PATTERSON STEVEN BENSON BAR
GRAHAM SCHAEFER DUNCAN SCHAEFER USA
DAVE MASON MATT GREENFIELD GBR
CHRISTINA LANDERER CEDRIC LANDERER SUI
OWEN LAVERTY ED BUTLER IRL
PATRICK CRUMP ROBERT THOMPSON USA
TAKUMI ISHIBASHI JURJEN FEIKENS JPN

Sponsored by: Barbados Tourism Authority, Virgin Atlantic, Barbados Sailing Association, Barbados Yacht Club, Mount Gay Rum, Digicel, Terra Caribbean, Williams Industries, Doyle Sails, Ursudio, Geestline, Banks Beer, Stoutes Car Rental and CCMB.

 

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