Current North American Champions, Guy Tipton and Matthew King of Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club, will be heading off this week for the Fireball Worlds Sailing competition begining June 13th. The two week event will be hosted by the Sligo Yacht Club in Sligo, Ireland and will feature 58 confirmed entries, spread across 9 nations and 3 continents. "This is going to be fantastic!!" the team stated, "racing against the best from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, Australia, France, Germany, Czech Republic and Shetland Islands.". "The first week of racing will be for the International Trophy (10 races) and the next week we will compete for the Worlds Championship Trophy, also the best of 10 races." "Perhaps some day we can host this event here in Nova Scotia" the excited duo stated. Daily reports and results can be found at http://www.fireball-worlds.com/ and follow on the blog http://fireballsailing.blogspot.com/2011/06/getting-ready.html.