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




Alan Mackenzie is looking for a buyer for "Vanda Caelea" (FB99) to complete the restoration of this famous Folkboat. See the For Sale section for details



2013 Final Accounts

Ahead of the AGM on Saturday, 8th March at 12:00 the 2013 Final Accounts are now available. Members need to sign into the Technical section to access. Please contact me if you have forgotten your Username and the Password



Nordic Folkboat Gold Cup 2014

Kerteminde July 29 to August 2

Gold Cup 2014 will take place in Kerteminde on July 29 to August 2 in some of Denmark’s finest racing waters.

We should like to encourage you to arrive early to enjoy trying out the fine waters and the wonderful 601 year old town and its unique surroundings together with friends and family. So from July 26 all partaking boats are exempted from paying harbour charge.

For programme and further information about Gold Cup please visit . The site will be updated regularly up until and during the Cup.

For enquiries about the races contact Race Manager Hans Jørgen Ellekilde by emailing

As to accommodation there are excellent camping facilities on the harbour. Please book along with your registration from April 2. For holiday cottages, apartments and B&B’s please visit for bookings well in advance. Use booking code “GoldCup2014” or email to

Kerteminde is a summer paradise for all ages boasting Funen’s finest beaches, a unique and authentic nature at Hindsholm, interesting museums, good restaurants and many local farmers and producers of specialities such as Hindsholmgrisen, Nybro Frugtplantage, Selleberg, Munkebo Mikrobryg. Do visit and be convinced.

See you in Kerteminde for the Nordic Folkboat Gold Cup 2014




The Met Office have just announced a new forecasting service for the public. It looks very good. Try this link



Royal Lymington announce their 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.

Folkboats UK 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.




Chris Hills is looking for experienced off shore sailors to help crew a Swan 55 (Valhalla) in the Caribbean 600 starting from Antigua on Feb 24th

Contact Chris at         if you are interested




The A.G.M. will be held at the Royal Lymington Y.C. on Saturday, 8th March 2014 @ Noon

The Nordic Nationals will be held over the weekend of the 7th & 8th June under the burgee of the Royal Lymington Y.C.

The Royal Solent Y.C.'s FOLKBOAT WEEK, sponsored by Lymington Yacht Haven, will run from 17th August - 23rd August 2014

More details on all these events will be published as soon as possible



FALMOUTH Week 2013

Belatedly, on my part, here is Len's report from this year's Falmouth Week



Royal Southampton FROSTBITE SERIES

Want to work off the Plum Duff and keep your mind alert then this might just do the job. The club are offering class status and PRIZES for SIX or more entries. PLUS a cheap IRC Certificate for next season. Follow this link



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!



Podium Success

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  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

Login to the Technical section and read the words & see the diagrams



Ed Donald Tuning Guide

Login to the Technical section and see Ed's settings



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)

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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

Download here



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