Royal Solent Taittinger Regatta 2024

Nineteen Nordic Folkboats competed in this years Royal Solent Yacht Clubs Taittinger Regatta, the second of the Folkboat 2024 Regatta Series. The wind Gods were kind allowing all three races to be completed, even if the wind was a little fickle at times. There was some very close racing however  "Crackerjack" had a fine weekend with a 1st, 5th and 1st, 'The Otter" was 2nd and "Jen" 3rd. We are now looking forward to Folkboat Week and the Third and final Regatta in the 2024 Regatta Series.

Isobella GBR808 wins Gold Cup in Halmstad, Sweden

Congratulations to team "Isabella" FGBR 808; John Wulff, Cameron Tweedle and Ed Donald.  With very tricky conditions throughout the week "Isobella" won the last on Friday to secure the Gold Cup. Five British boats, Isobella FGBR 808; Double'O' 777; Gybe N FGBR 699; Eala FGBR 754; and Valhalla FGBR624, made the long trek to Haldstad in Sweden to face a fleet of over 50 boat for the Gold Cup, the most prestigious Folkboat regatta. Write ups and many more photos can be found on the UK Folkboat Association Facebook page and on the Folkboat Gold Cup 2024 website

A Successful Nordic Folkboat Nationals at Lymington

Congratulations to Gybe N GBR669, Cy Grisley, Simon Evans and Richard Clark on retaining the Folkboat Association National Champion Title. Pushed all the way by Cidron Too (Walters Family) and Madeleine (Ed Donald and crew). Challenging weather, lots of incidents and fun socials. Folkboating across the Solent clubs continues to be one of the best fleets in the UK. It was a memorable National Championship hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht club …….. Congratulations to our winners ……. We had crews from our Lymington Hamble and Yarmouth fleets in the top 3 …Thanks also to all the competitors for making this a memorable competition as well Mike our race officer for excellent race management and the Royal Lymington for being fabulous event hosts and to our very own Lymington Fleet Captain Chris Fox for making it all happen ……… this is also the first weekend ouf our 3 weekend summer…
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