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Yacht Club Bracciano Est (Rome location) has been assigned to be the sailing club for the Fireball European Championship 2012 which will hold races during the week of July 21-27, 2012.


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Here you will find pictures, videos, news, for broadcasters, news agencies, written press, and anyone seeking to diffuse information, day by day, on Fireball European Championship. Remember to leave your messages here!


Rome, July 27: the Championship is over but in the next days we will upload more pictures and videos, remember to came back! If you want to show your pictures or video, send pictures or link to youtube videos to ufficio.stampa@aliacom.it also, if you want to remove any pictures or videos from this web site please contact me, Thank you!


New: want to see the best pictures from EuroFireball 2012? Go to this link! Thanks to Urs Haerdi!


New: award ceremony pictures gallery external link here!


New: read this good article about EuroFireball 2012, link here!


Sunday, July 15, 2012 - Welcome to the first crew (from Belgium) reaching the YCBE to participate to Fireball European Championship

Friday, July 20, 2012 - Today, the most important italian newspaper "La Repubblica" is talking about us ... follow the link!


Fireball on "Repubblica.it"

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - While YCBE is very happy to receive 100 crews from 11 different countries, measurers are very busy ...

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - Opening ceremony: ten years after the edition of the Fireball World Championship held in 2001, the Yacht Club Bracciano Est (YCBE) host the Fireball European Championship . Speakers: Maja Suter – European Commodore and Armando Cattaneo YCBE President.

Monday, July 23, 2012 - The first race of the championship was canceled because of bad weather.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - Finally started the European Championship of Fireball class! At the start were present 102 of the 105 enrolled crews. Today winners are the Swiss Mermod Claude, Moser Ruedi (SUI 14799).

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - Today’s regatta required very technical skills. The finishing line has been reached by bowline. Today leaders are Matt Burge and Richard Wagstaff (GBR 15084). Watch the interview to Matt here!

Thursday, July 26, 2012 -   Today's leaders are still GBR 15084 Burge Matt, Wagstaff Richard, Poole Y C. Congratulations.



Daily interview: Eva Skorepova (CZE).

Daily interview: Maja Suter (European Commodore)

Friday, July 27, 2012 - And the winners are ... Matt Burge and Richard Wagstaff, GBR 15084 from Great Britain! Congratulations from Fireball Live community!

The last race of the championship was canceled because of bad wind.



Rome, July 28, 2012 - Matt Burge, helmsman and Richard Wagstaff , crew member of the Pool Yatch Club in Dorset (UK) won the European Championship Fireball 2012 after a long and intense week of regatta competitions which started on July 21 at Trevignano Romano (Bracciano's Lake) at the Yatch Club Bracciano East. One hundred and sixteen teams participated coming from eleven different countries.


The British team already won a National title in 2009 and World title in 2010 and with this last European title they attained their goals by keeping steadily in the race among the front runners.


Second place was won by another British team lead by Christian Birrell - Sam Brearey, current World Champions, reaffirming the British leadership by gaining five of the ten top positions. To everybody' surprise, the Czech team placed at third position in the race with the duo Martin Kubovy - Romn Rocek accompanied by four Czech teams in the top ten.

Il Meteo Trevignano Romano