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
Royal Artillery Regatta:- WSS5 - Hosted by the Royal Solent: 16th - 17th September
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
Results for Royal Lymington Folkboat Racing
Results for Royal Solent Folkboat Racing
Europe & International Regattas
San Francisco 2023 International Regatta, 24th - 29th September 2023. Corinthian Yacht Club, Tiburon.
Rolling Home Regatta, Berlin. 28th - 29th October.
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 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
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.