No more photos
Just to let you know I am retiring my cameras at the end of this season and will be closing "Eddie Mays Photography" at the end of the year. Anyone wishing to obtain prints or images from my library needs to order them by the 15th December. The images will not be available after 31st December. Thanks to everyone who has bought from me over the years.
ps - I am not retiring as Secretary - Hard luck!
They have gone and done it! With a 2nd place in the final race the 'Crackerjack' team from Royal Lymington Y.C. secured 3rd place overall in the American Folkboat Association's 2013 San Francisco Cup. This is the best placed finishing position by a British team since the beginning of the regatta. It also means that Stuart, Caroline & Matthew have made it their most successful season adding this result to the Nordic National title they won in June and the Open Division title they won during Folkboat Week in August.
Congratulations go to them and also to both David Wilson (USA) for a convincing win and Richmond Yacht Club for hosting a terrific event.
Len, owner of 'Gap Year' based in Falmouth, is looking for a suit of good used North Sails. Anyone looking to move on a suit at the end of the season please contact me
"EARINDEL" - Great progress in AUGUST
Brian Quinn makes significant progress in his latest blog - Read here
2013 Folkboat Week
The full results for the Open Division can be found here
The full results for the Cruiser Division can be found here
"Earindel" - July update here now
Wanted - Road Trailer in Good condition
Anyone wishing to sell a Road Trailer in good condition should contact Richard Coles at email@example.com or on 01983 821011
"Verdandi" - Share Owner required
Sally Bennetts is looking for a new owner to share "Verdandi". See here for more details
Good home wanted
Ventura (FB 302) is in the Orkneys and is about to be evicted or scrapped. Anyone interested in taking her on should go to the 'For Sale' column for details (10 / 06 / 2013)
Nordic National report here
Other images here
"Earindel" - May blog here
April blog moved to Technical section - Sign in to view
Round the Island Race 2013
Congratulations to the crew of 'Crackerjack' winning the Folkboat class for the 5th consecutive time. Commiserations to Edward Donald in what an increasingly 'big boat' race he still managed to finish 3rd in Class and 14th Overall in the IRC division and was closely followed by 'Nordic Bear' & 'Tagomago'.
This is the only image I have at present of the day. Brian Quinn took it of Mike Stoner on his way to the start line on 'Svenja'.
West Country Update - 5th June 2013
Falmouth now has THREE new additions to the Folkboat Fleet in the West Country. 'Aurora', 'Gap Year' & 'Pickle' (ex-Gust) are now all based there. The new owners would love to hear from any other Folkboats in the area. Contact me in the first instance.
Solent Nordic Fleet May Review - here
How do you get your bottom clean?
A member is looking for the best way to clean off his old anti-fouling. Send any advice to me for forward transmission
Self Steering Gear used on 'Stelda' - Author unknown
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Ed Donald Tuning Guide
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Part-share Owner sought
To take reasonably priced 1/3 or 1/2 share in in nicely maintained Nordic Folkboat GBR 680 'Ayesha' based at Lymington Yacht Haven. Lymington racing and cruising are the main aims but flexible. Please ring Hallam Mills on 07765 001240 to discuss or for more details (05/06/2013)
Solent Nordic Fleet - May Review - here
2013 SCRA List of Marks by Zone
Now available in the Racing Section
2013 Lymington Folkboat Racing Programme
Now available in the Racing Section
Nordic Folkboat Measurement Certificate Application Form
2012 Revised Class Regulations
The Revised CLASS REGULATIONS and CLASS RACING REGULATIONS as approved by the Members at the 2012 AGM can be found HERE
2012 REVISED CLASS REGULATIONS