Both Nordics and British/Classsic Folkboats race. The Nordics mostly race scratch as a fleet. With the biggest fleet in Lymington. Yarmouth and Lymington race a lot together and sometimes with the Hamble fleet. They race most weekends throughout the seasonwith both Lymington and Yarmouth having weekday evening races. The British/Classic Folkboats normally race in handicap classes but at some regattas they all race together (Cowes Classic Week). Folkboats race in mixed classes at many yacht and sailing clubs all round the country from the Firth of Clyde to Falmouth and the East Coast. There are also opportunities to race in Europe, mostly in Germany and Scandinavia. The Folkboat Gold Cup for Nordics is held in a different country each year.
Latest UK Regattas
All the Regattas below, apart from the Nordic Nationals are open to all Folkboats.
Royal Lymington Folkboat Regatta: 20th – 21st May
Round the Island Race: 1st July
Cowes Classics Week: 8th – 14th July
Taittinger RSYC Regatta: 14th – 16th July
Cowes Week: 29th July – 4th August
Falmouth Week: 4th- 12th August
Folkboat Week: 19th – 25th August
Nordic Nationals: Held during Folkboat Week (Thursday 24th & Friday 25th)
Hamble Classics Regatta: 26th- 27th August
RAFYC Battle of Britain Regatta: 9th- 10th September
Latest fleet calendars & results
R Lym YC Nordic Folkboat racing programme
Hamble Folkboat Fleet racing programme
Results for Royal Lymington Folkboat Racing
Results for Royal Solent Folkboat Racing
Gold Cup Tallinn: 30th July – 4th August
Danish & German Nationals - IDDM - Sonderborg, Denmark 27th June - 1st July
Swedish Championships, Vastervik, Sweden 9th- 12th August
Folkboat Week is the biggest gathering of Folkboats of all kinds each year. Held at the end of August in Yarmouth, hosted by the Royal Solent Yacht Club. Not all boats race, there is scratch racing for the Nordics and Handicap racing for everyone else. With a variety of different types of races; round the cans, long distance and windward/leeward races and social gathering each evening there is something for everyone.
Entry from the 1st June 2023
Round the island race
2023 Round the Island Race 1st July. Island Sailing Club.
Entry is now open, there are several classes that Folkboats can enter.
IRC- Boats need an IRC Rating and some modifications to boats are needed to conform.
Nordic Folkboat Class - Scratch Class open to all Nordics. Must have a Measurement Certificate.
Classic Yacht Class - Open to Classic/British Folkboats.
ISC Class - open to boats with an Island Sailing Club Handicap.