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
URGENT SALE of RESTORATION PROJECT
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 www.kerteminde-sejlklub.dk/goldcup . 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 email@example.com.
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 www.kertemindebooking.dk for bookings well in advance. Use booking code “GoldCup2014” or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.visitkerteminde.dk/gold-cup-2014 and be convinced.
See you in Kerteminde for the Nordic Folkboat Gold Cup 2014
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 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.
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 email@example.com if you are interested
DATES for your NEW DIARY
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)