Folkboat Local, National and International Programme 2023

The National Folkboat Committee has put together an exciting programme for the 2023 season. There are a few new innovations whilst keeping all the old favourites.                      Press Read More                                        

Battle of Britain Regatta

With light airs and confused wind directions forecast, 8 Nordic Folkboats and 3 classics came together for the last Summer Weekend Regatta, part of the inaugural Summer Weekend Regatta series. With Eala sailing up from Yarmouth, Gybe n, Lady Linda, Haanchen and Madelaine from Lymington, Mistress from Portsmouth, Smokey from Emsworth and Jarramas from Marchwood, the Hamble fleet of Valhalla, Svenja and Cidron Too were joined by Folkboat friends from all corners of the Solent. Our Hamble class captain Kim Morley organised a great event, with pre-booked moorings at the RAFYC pontoon, a warm welcome from Kim and a hand to moor up, cold beers and time to catch up with fellow Folkboaters on the pontoon or in the club. Along with a social every evening, themed to the Battle of Britain, this gave the ideal backdrop for the fleet to have fun as the curtain dropped on our summer…

Taittinger RSYC Regatta 2023

For the first time in 15 years racing had to be cancelled on the Saturday due to too much wind!. However some brave souls headed out on the Sunday for two races which proved to be very challenging. Cy Grisley on "Gybe N' wrote the below report. "Hi All, Today was very challenging conditions for all that took part. 12 folkboats made to the start line and the race team did an excellent job under the difficult conditions. Race 1 The standout performance was from Raav crew (Katie Davies’s children) who gave a master class on the first beat, showing all of us their transom. Their downwind leg was a little more challenging as the lost their kite overboard, broke their spinnaker pole and the Vang but still managed to win. Outstanding! Sadly, the issues they sustained meant they missed the second race. Meanwhile up the first beat it was…
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