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Folkboat

The Nordic Folkboat design originates from 1942 as a motivational competition organised during the war for Scandinavian yacht designers. Some eight designs were submitted and the final design emerged as the 'Folkboat' or 'people's' boat. The Nordic Folkboat is raced in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Finland, America and the United Kingdom. The largest United Kingdom fleet can be found in Lymington boasting some thirty boats.

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Show news Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 4
Sailed in classic West Solent conditions
Posted on 22 May
High expectations for 10th Anniversary
At the Taittinger Royal Solent YC Regatta
Posted on 18 May
RLymYC Nordic Folkboat Race to Cowes
Cold stinging rain en-route to Egypt Point
Posted on 16 May
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 3
A range of challenges, frustrations, exultation and confusion
Posted on 9 May
Henri Lloyd announces new partnership
Sponsoring Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week
Posted on 4 May
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 2
Tricky race in a strong ebb tide
Posted on 1 May
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 1
Challenging race with some windless areas
Posted on 24 Apr
Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 7
Final race held after a short postponement
Posted on 22 Nov 2016
Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 6
Crucial results before this weekend's finale
Posted on 17 Nov 2016
Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 5
Bright sunshine, frost and a light north westerly breeze
Posted on 7 Nov 2016
Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 4
Fickle Easterly and strong ebb tide to contend with
Posted on 2 Nov 2016
Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 3
Perfect conditions in the Western Solent
Posted on 26 Oct 2016
Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 2
Start line sees competitor T-boning the safety boat
Posted on 17 Oct 2016
Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 1
Series starts on a beautiful sunny morning
Posted on 11 Oct 2016
Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series race 14
Penultimate race of the series
Posted on 19 Sep 2016
Nordic Folkboat Nationals at Lymington
A game of 2 halves
Posted on 13 Sep 2016
Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series race 13
A simply sparkling Western Solent
Posted on 16 Aug 2016
Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series race 9
Cowes Week reduces turnout
Posted on 8 Aug 2016
Folkboats at the Taittinger Regatta
Light winds for the nineteen boat fleet
Posted on 2 Aug 2016
Taittinger Royal Solent YC Regatta
Nerves of steel for the 178 boats
Posted on 2 Aug 2016
Nordic Folkboats at Royal Lymington
Saturday Points Race disturbed by fog
Posted on 26 Jul 2016
Nordic Folkboat Christchurch Ledge Race
Part of the West Solent Folkboat series
Posted on 18 Jul 2016
Lymington Thursday Night Late Series day 3
Some excellent racing conditions
Posted on 17 Jul 2016
Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week overall
Plenty of final day action for the 188 yachts
Posted on 15 Jul 2016
Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week day 4
Lighter breezes and flatter seas for the 188 boat fleet
Posted on 14 Jul 2016
Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week day 3
30 degree windshift turns XOD fleet inside out
Posted on 13 Jul 2016
Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week day 2
Tempest World Championships begins
Posted on 12 Jul 2016
Lymington Thursday Night Late Series day 2
Eleven J80s came to the start line
Posted on 12 Jul 2016
Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week day 1
188 of the oldest yachts decide to stay on their moorings
Posted on 11 Jul 2016
Folkboats in the Round the Island Race
One of the windiest races in recent years
Posted on 8 Jul 2016
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The RLymYC Nordic Folkboat fleet moored up in Cowes
© Chris Baldwick
Grayling on day 1 of the Hamble River Early Bird Series
© Trevor Pountain
Circa 1960; Blondie Haslar sailing his junk rigged Folkboat Jester in the first OSTAR
© Eileen Ramsay / PPL
Ado Jardine (left) helms Jeremy Austin's Tak to victory in the Nordic Folkboat Nationals
© Chris Baldwick
Padfoot finishes 3rd in the Folkboat Christchurch Ledge Race
© Chris Baldwick
Stralende during the J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
© Alex Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Folkboats head out for the start of Moore Blatch & Station Financial Lymington Thursday Night Series race 5
© RLYC
RLymYC Early Thursday Night Series race 4
© RLymYC
Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit Race 1
© Steve Underwood
1942 Folk Boat, Lorema at the 2014 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
© Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com
2015 Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta
© Paul Brown
Folkboat Week 2013
© Eddie Mays / www.eddiemays.com
Madelaine, GBR707, Nordic Folkboat, during the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2015
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Stralende, GBR652, Folkboat, during the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2015
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Hamble River Early Bird Series Race 5
© Trevor Pountain
Folkboats during the Portmore Insurance Spring Series
© Ann Brunskill
Hamble River Wednesday Night Series race 4
© Trevor Pountain
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 3
© Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 3
© Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com
Racing from Flushing SC in 2014
© Shelley Coles
Nick Ingram's Folkboat Otter passing by Independence of the Seas during the Hamble Scramble
© Alastair Beeton
Folkboat 'Madelaine' on day 5 of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week
© Rick Tomlinson
83rd J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Folkboat Madelaine's skipper Edward Donald (left), crew & the family Donald celebrating winning the Gold Roman Bowl & additional trophies presented by Sir Ben Ainslie at the 2014 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
© Patrick Eden
The 2014 Nordic Folkboat Nationals will be held in Lymington on 7-8 June
© Eddie Mays / www.eddiemays.com
Svenja holding off Dino Vat during the Hamble River Bottle Pursuit Race
© Trevor Pountain
Folkboat on day 3 of the Hamble River Sailing Club Wednesday Early Bird Night Series
© Trevor Pountain
2013 Folkboat Week
© Eddie Mays / www.eddiemays.com
Day 6 of the Ineos Solent Circuit 2013
© Alastair Beeton