FOLKBOAT WEEK 50th ANNIVERSARY
Saturday 22nd to Saturday 29th August 2015
Supported by Lymington Yacht Haven
Not long to go now and entries are looking healthy, but there is room for lots more, Full details including Notice of Race, Racing and social program, and entry form are available from The Royal Solent Yacht Club, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0NS, 01983 760 256
On line entry form and Folkboat Week page can be found at www.royalsolent.org/event_calender/?view=433
NORDIC NATIONALS 2015
The date of the Nordic Folkboat National Championship has now been fixed.
It will be held over the weekend of 19th and 20th September, under the burgee of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. Racing will take place only in the Solent, to ensure that the entry fee is affordable, and that the commute to the race area is not too onorous.
It is hoped that most of the regular racers will attend, and that some who will have hopefully had a great experience at the 50th anniversary Folkboat week the previous month will also give it a try.
Notice of Race and further information available on this website and from The Royal Lymington Yacht Club in due course
Folkboat Week 2014
49th folkboat week is all done and dusted, congratulations to the Royal Solent and their enthusiastic volunteers.
Congratulations also, to all competitors, for great camaraderie and sportsmanship - the highest number of entries ever.
All eyes are now on next year's 50th Folkboat Week. With a bit of arm twisting and other ways of pursuasion we can make 50 boats for 50 years. But I think we can do better than that!
Full results are on the Royal Solent website, link below.
Wanted - A Folkboat Trailer
Nick Ward (07900 191326) is after a standard FB trailer to work on and winter my Folkboat. Twin axle, 2 tonne load to tow behind a Landrover.
Any help to find one on the south coast would be great as I live on the Isle of Wight.
2015 NORDIC GOLD CUP
Next year the Gold Cup will be in Germany (Rostock-Warnemünde). The races will be take place at the Baltic Sea in Rostock-Warnemünde. The sailing course will be very close to the harbour of Warnemünde and we are planning some social events. It’s easy to reach Warnemünde, because there is a large harbour and a ferry line. Camping is possible behind the Clubhouse, which has a view of the Baltic Sea. Warnemünde offers a lot of hotels and Bed & Breakfast places.
The estimated time table looks like this:
· Arrival, craning, measurement: 11th & 12th July 2015
· Races: 13th - 17th July 2015 (17th reserve day / prize giving ceremony)
· Departure: 17th & 18th July 2015
We would be very happy, if you could visit us in Germany. For further information (coming soon in a few weeks) click here: http://www.goldpokal2015.de
If you are interesed in chartering a Nordic Folkboat for the races, please let me know.
Stefan Schneider (GER 764)
Nordic Certificate Register Updated
The Measurement Certificate Register for Nordic Folkboats has now been updated. Go to the Racing Section to check if you have a valid certificate. Remember to race at the Nationals (7th & 8th June) you must have a valid Certificate
FOLKBOATS for SALE
Spring is here and if you are looking for a 'new' boat for the season there are some real bargains, across the range, on our FOR SALE section opposite
NEW from the MET OFFICE
The Met Office have just announced a new forecasting service for the public. It looks very good. Try this link
Royal Lymington 2014 Program
Click here to download the pdf
Folkboats UK Spread Their Wings With A Visit To The Dusseldorf Boot 2014
Tony Smee and Deedra Jeffrey shake hands with Jens Knappe at the Dusseldorf Boot 2014. Click on image to enlarge.
Tony Smee, the sole agent for Folkboat sales in the UK, flew out to the Dusseldorf Boat Show to meet new Director of Folkeboat Central GmbH, Jens Knappe, to discuss new and exciting ways to develop the Folkboat into the future.
A mutually successful outcome was achieved, encouraging and promoting closer working relationships between the German builder and Folkboats UK Ltd. This involved broadening the sales market and managing the suppliers of spare parts being shipped to the UK.
Tony Smee and his Lymington team are looking forward to welcoming Jens to their dedicated Folkboat premises in the near future.
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)