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

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

Royal Solent YC programme

Hamble Folkboat Fleet racing programme

Results for Royal Lymington Folkboat Racing

Results for Royal Solent Folkboat Racing


Europe Regattas

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

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

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 victoria yacht club

Royal southern yacht club

Royal southampton