Tony Blatchford – A tribute from the Folkboat Association

Tony Blachford – A tribute from the Folkboat Association UK

It was with much sadness that news of Tony Blachford’s death just before Christmas reached the folkboat fleet.

This tribute remembers Tony as one of the best helmsman and skippers to have graced the Solent and international waters. In the folkboat fleet, Smokey, Skjaere, Stralende and Skidpaws were unbeatable, a record only matched by his contribution to the UK nordic folkboat fleet.

Tony developed legendary status over the decades, in the numerous dinghy and keelboat fleets he became the national and world champion in a number of classes.


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