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Folkboat

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 13
One of the best days of the year for sailing!
Posted on 25 Sep
Folkboat Nationals
 at Lymington
Fourteen boats compete in the Western Solent
Posted on 19 Sep
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 13
Also Southern Area Championship Race 5
Posted on 11 Sep
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 12
Small fleet after a successful Folkboat Week
Posted on 4 Sep
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 10
A challenging course for the long race east
Posted on 14 Aug
Nordic Folkboat Gold Cup
75th Anniversary event at Kerteminde, Denmark
Posted on 14 Aug
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 11
Back racing after a couple of cancelled races
Posted on 7 Aug
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 9
Plus report from Cowes Classics Week
Posted on 26 Jul
Taittinger Royal Solent YC Regatta
Depth sounders a priority
Posted on 18 Jul
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 8
Mixing it up with the X boat fleet
Posted on 11 Jul
Nordic Folkboat Prince Consort Race
A testing race in less than idyllic conditions
Posted on 26 Jun
Kieler Woche day 4
Seven nations celebrating victories
Posted on 20 Jun
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 7
'Riviera' equivalent conditions for the competitors
Posted on 20 Jun
Kieler Woche day 3
Weather expert on top form
Posted on 19 Jun
Kieler Woche day 2
Balancing act through the weather systems
Posted on 18 Jun
Kieler Woche day 1
Dream start for the international classes
Posted on 17 Jun
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 6
Boisterous south westerly 20 knots breeze
Posted on 13 Jun
Nordic Folkboat West Solent Series race 2
Popular 'Long Race West' into Christchurch Bay
Posted on 5 Jun
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
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Padfoot during Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series Race 12
© RLymYC
Jos during Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series race 12
© RLymYC
Nordic Folkboat Gold Cup 2017 at Kerteminde, Denmark
© Anders Lund
Nordic Folkboat Gold Cup 2017 at Kerteminde, Denmark
© Anders Lund
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series race 11
© RLymYC
Nordic Folkboat impromptu hull inspection at Cowes Classics Week
© John Greenway / www.marineaction.co.uk
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