Folkboat racing

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


Round the Island Race: 15th June 2024

Cowes Classic Week: 8th - 12th July

Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta : 12th - 14th July 2024

Cowes Week: 27th July - 3rd August 2024


Latest fleet calendars & results

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

Hamble Classics Regatta: 26th- 27th August

RAFYC Battle of Britain Regatta: 9th- 10th September



R Lym YC Nordic Folkboat racing programme

Royal Solent YC programme

Hamble Folkboat Fleet racing programme

Results for Royal Lymington Folkboat Racing

Results for Royal Solent Folkboat Racing


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 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

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.

Latest regatta images

Click here to see – Round the Island Race

Latest fleet images

Click here to see – Round the Island Race 1st July

Folkboat fleets & sailing clubs

Royal Lymington Y.C.

Royal Solent Yacht Club

Hamble River Sailing Club

Royal Southern Yacht Club

Royal Air Force Yacht Club