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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 57th Folkboat Week preview
A fleet of 40 expected in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Posted on 10 Aug
Taittinger Royal Solent YC Regatta
Outstanding conditions and fierce competition
Posted on 28 Jul
XOD and Folkboat Central Solent Championship
A relatively new event for the XODs, being only 20 years old
Posted on 22 Jul
180 boats entered for 2022 Taittinger RSYC Regatta
Entries continue to roll in for this popular event in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Posted on 7 Jul
128th Kiel Week Day 4
First Kiel Week winners from five nations
Posted on 21 Jun
128th Kiel Week Day 3
A lot of patience from all the sailors
Posted on 20 Jun
128th Kiel Week Day 2
Magic Kiwis lead the 29er Euro Cup
Posted on 19 Jun
128th Kiel Week Day 1
42 brilliant races to start with
Posted on 18 Jun
Gold Cup of the Nordic Folkeboats at Kiel Week
A championship highlight of the event
Posted on 26 Apr
2022 Taittinger RSYC Regatta entry opens
A welcome return to a full programme
Posted on 22 Apr
Folkboats in the Round The Island Race
Your best chance of winning the Gold Roman Bowl?
Posted on 13 Apr
RLymYC host 2022 Folkboat Nationals & Sesson Cup
Two prestigious events at the Lymington club in September
Posted on 30 Mar
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit Race 6
Blue skies and sunshine accompanied by a brisk and chilly northerly wind
Posted on 24 Nov 2021
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit Race 5
A premium on picking the shifts and staying in the wind bands
Posted on 15 Nov 2021
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit Race 4
Unseasonably mild and sunny weather and near perfect Solent sailing
Posted on 8 Nov 2021
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit Race 2
Same again please!
Posted on 25 Oct 2021
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit Race 1
Off to a perfect start in the Western Solent
Posted on 19 Oct 2021
The sun shines for Hamble Classics 2021
Near perfect conditions last Saturday for the 51 boats
Posted on 15 Sep 2021
Hamble Classics Regatta 2021 - 50 entries so far
Standard entry will close tomorrow so there's still time to enter!
Posted on 1 Sep 2021
2021 Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta
Glorious conditions, but tricky breeze
Posted on 21 Jul 2021
RLymYC 2020 Potter Ship Race
Twenty-one boats take part in heavy rain
Posted on 6 Oct 2020
Entries open for Cowes Classics Week 2020
Royal London YC intend to run the regatta as planned in July
Posted on 16 Apr 2020
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 6
Series concludes with a cheque for £2,000 for the event's official charity
Posted on 19 Nov 2019
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 5
34 yachts race on a sunny day with a brisk breeze
Posted on 12 Nov 2019
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 4
Light winds following the severe gales on Saturday
Posted on 4 Nov 2019
Folkboat Rolling Home Regatta in Berlin
Some 45 boats from Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and Great Britain take part
Posted on 1 Nov 2019
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 3
Glassy calm after days of high winds
Posted on 29 Oct 2019
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 2
38 yachts on the startline with conditions very different from the previous week
Posted on 22 Oct 2019
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 1
Almost forty entries, ranging in size from Folkboats to 45ft cruisers
Posted on 15 Oct 2019
Folkboat International Cup in San Francisco
Overseas entries from Holland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and the UK
Posted on 9 Oct 2019
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Folkboats racing in the Western Solent - Taittinger Regatta 2022
© Jake Sugden
Folkboats racing in the Western Solent - Taittinger Regatta 2022
© Jake Sugden
James Walters (Cidron Too) getting the Folkboat prize at the Central Solent Championship 2022
© Phil Horton
Folkboats on day 3 at Cowes Classics Week 2022
© Tim Jeffreys Photography
Pancho, SUI3344, International Folkboat, during the during the Round the Island Race 2022
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Blue Mist, FB46, Folkboat, during the during the Round the Island Race 2022
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
More than 50 Nordic Folkboats fought off Kiel for the Gold Cup as an unofficial world championship at Kieler Woche
© Christian Beeck / Kieler Woche
Scalded Gold Cup winners of the Nordic Folkboats: The Danish crew around helmsman Sören Kaestle at Kieler Woche
© Christian Beeck / Kieler Woche
Danish Folkboat Gold Cup winners at Kieler Woche celebrating: Søren Kæstel, Erik Andersen and Alex Lindegaard
© Sascha Klahn / Kieler Woche
The Gold Cup of the Nordic Folkboats was sailed in 1992 at Kieler Woche for the last time. This year the classic keel boats are back with their unofficial world championships.
© ChristianBeeck.de / Kieler Woche
Medway Yacht Club Keelboat Regatta 2022
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Helmsman Ulf Kipcke from Kieler Yacht-Club and his team of “Ylva” are aiming for their third Gold Cup victory.
© Kieler Woche / ChristianBeeck.de
At Kiel Week 2018 in the yellow jersey of the leaders: German Folkboat Sports Director Sönke Durst at the helm, here with Marc Rokicki and Ulrich Schaefer crewing.
© Kieler Woche / ChristianBeeck.de
Classics beating upwind – the Nordic Folkboats hold the Gold Cup at Kiel Week as their unofficial World Championship.
© Kieler Woche / ChristianBeeck.de
Gold Cup defender Per Jørgensen and his Danish crew at Kiel Week 2017.
© Kieler Woche / ChristianBeeck.de
Nordic Folkboats in wing-on-wing style in the international part at Kiel Week 2018.
© Kieler Woche / ChristianBeeck.de
Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta
© Jake Sugden
Svenja finishes during HRSC Early Bird Race 3
© Trevor Pountain
Madelaine in the Nordic Folkboat UK National Championships
© Eddie Mays
Stralende, a Nordic Folkboat
© David Harding
Folkboat Svenja during HRSC Early Bird Race 1
© Trevor Pountain
Nordic Folkboats racing from the Royal Lymington Yacht Club
© Coolhat Digital
Nordic Folkboats racing from the Royal Lymington Yacht Club
© Coolhat Digital
Nordic Folkboats racing from the Royal Lymington Yacht Club
© Coolhat Digital
Nordic Folkboats racing from the Royal Lymington Yacht Club
© Coolhat Digital
Keelboat racing on the Solent with RLymYC
© RLymYC
Hamble Classics 2021
© Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com
So! during Hamble Classics 2020
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Simon Flack's Folkboat Stralende. Winner of Race 2 of the LTSC Solent Circuit
© AB Videography
Folkboat International Cup 2019
© Jim Erskine