Folkboat racing

Both Nordics and British/Classsic Folkboats have very active racing programs. The Nordics race as a strict One Design Class, whilst the British built Carvel boats and Classics race as a handicap fleet. The largest fleets are in the Solent, based at Lymington, Yarmouth and the Hamble where races are held most weekends throughout the season as well as mid week evening racing . There are also Folkboat fleets on the Thames Medway, Falmouth, the Firth of Clyde as well as Folkboats racing in mixed classes at many yacht and sailing clubs all round Britain.

There are also opportunities for International competition, with events held in Europe, mostly in Germany and Scandinavia and in San Fransisco Harbour.  The Folkboat Gold Cup for Nordics is held in a different country each year.


2024 Racing Calendar and FBA Regatta Links

For all our latest racing program please go to : Folkboat Association Racing Programme 2024    

FBA  National Regatta  and Summer Weekend Series Round 1  - 22nd 23rd June @ Lymington : 2024 Folkboat Nationals

FBA Summer Weekend Series Round 2  - hosted by the RSYC :  Taittinger Regatta 2024

FBA Summer Weekend Series Round 3 - hosted by the RAFYC Battle of Britain Regatta 202


Lymington Folkboat Fleet

Our largest Nordic Folkboat Fleet offers a great and diverse calendar for One Design Nordic Racing - provided by the Royal Lymington Yacht club.  Fleet Captain - Chris Fox can be contacted by email on

Nordic Folkboat Sailing at Royal Lymington Yacht Club - Royal Lymington Yacht Club, Lymington, Hampshire (



Yarmouth Folkboat Fleet

The Yarmouth Folkboat Fleet offer a full program of racing hosted by the Royal Solent Yacht Club , Yarmouth IOW

as well as hosting our prestigious annual Folkboat Week Regatta

Contact Fleet Captain David Fox by email at David Fox for details

Hamble Folkboat Fleet

The Hamble Folkboat Fleet offers racing in the Central Solent for Folkboats based out of the Hamble , Southampton Water, Portsmouth and Cowes , with Saturday and Wednesday evening sailing as well as the Central Solent Championships and the Battle of Britain Regatta. Racing is Hosted by the Hamble River Sailing Club and RAFYC

Nordics race as one design and Classics and Cruisers race on handicap

Contact Kim Morley the Fleet Captain on

2024 Hamble Folkboat Racing Calendar

Folkboat week

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 2024.

Folkboat Week details

Round the island race

Round the Island Race - Welcome

Entry is now open for 2024 and Folkboats can enter one of four classes

  • Nordic Folkboat Class - Open to all One design Nordics with a valid Measurement Certificate.
  • IRC- for Folkboats with an IRC Rating and required modifications
  • Classic Yacht Class - Open to Classic/British Folkboats.
  • ISC Class - open to boats with an Island Sailing Club Handicap.

Europe & International Regattas


Danish IDM. 28th - 30th June 2024. In Holbaek, Sjaelland, Denmark. 4 hours drive to Halmstal, Sweden.

2024 Gold Cup. 6th - 12th July. Hosted by Halmstads Segelsalskap, Sweden.


Folkboat Sailing Clubs

Royal Lymington Y.C.

Royal Solent Yacht Club

Hamble River Sailing Club

Royal Southern Yacht Club

Royal Air Force Yacht Club