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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 Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series Race 14
Cross tide challenges for the Nordic Folkboats
Posted on 9 Sep
Lymington Thursday Night Late Series day 9
The wind gods came to the game with a solid racing breeze
Posted on 3 Sep
Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series Race 13
The last Saturday of Folkboat week at Yarmouth
Posted on 1 Sep
Lymington Thursday Night Late Series day 8
Another win for Crackerjack
Posted on 27 Aug
Lymington Thursday Night Late Series day 7
Lighter conditions for the fleet
Posted on 20 Aug
Nordic Folkboat Gold Cup 2019 at Aarhus
Danish sailing centre hosts the 77th annual event
Posted on 14 Aug
Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series Race 10
Racing with an impressive backdrop of nearly 400 boats
Posted on 5 Aug
Cowes Classics Week overall
Daring Dauntless takes the title
Posted on 3 Aug
Cowes Classics Week day 4
Fluky winds and finished races
Posted on 1 Aug
2019 Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta
Record breaking entries, tricky breeze, a lot of luck and a popular winner
Posted on 1 Aug
Cowes Classics Week day 3
A thrilling day with a cracking stiff breeze
Posted on 31 Jul
Cowes Classics Week day 2
Gale interrupts the programme
Posted on 30 Jul
Cowes Classics Week day 1
Sparkling Solent conditions
Posted on 29 Jul
Lymington Thursday Night Late Series day 4
Boomerang comes back for another win
Posted on 25 Jul
Taittinger tops 200 entries
Royal Solent YC regatta begins next Friday
Posted on 17 Jul
Lymington Thursday Night Late Series day 3
A fresh South-Westerly breeze and a switching tide
Posted on 17 Jul
Nordic Folkboat West Solent Series Long Race West
A classic foray in to Christchurch Bay
Posted on 15 Jul
Nordic Folkboat West Solent Series Race 8
Judging the tide well, or over-standing the mark?
Posted on 8 Jul
Lymington Thursday Night Late Series day 1
Fiducial masters windy conditions
Posted on 1 Jul
Lymington Thursday Night Early Series day 9
Stormy finish to the popular series
Posted on 25 Jun
Lymington Thursday Night Early Series day 7
Over 60 yachts racing on a sunny evening, Boomerang returns to winning form
Posted on 11 Jun
Lymington Thursday Night Early Series day 6
Scarlet Oyster triumphs in windy conditions
Posted on 31 May
Nordic Folkboat West Solent Series Race 1
Near perfect Solent conditions in race to Cowes
Posted on 27 May
Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series Race 3
Held in a nice north easterly breeze and warm sunshine
Posted on 13 May
Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta update
New supporting sponsor and 200 yachts expected to race
Posted on 25 Apr
Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit overall
Bright & breezy for the final races
Posted on 20 Nov 2018
Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 6
Strong winds means racing abandoned
Posted on 13 Nov 2018
Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 5
A solid southerly breeze, steady drizzle and limited visibility
Posted on 6 Nov 2018
Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 4
Competitors face gusty Solent conditions
Posted on 29 Oct 2018
Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 3
Thwarted by a lack of wind
Posted on 23 Oct 2018
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Nordic Folkboat Gold Cup 2019
© Soren Wiegand
Podium at the Nordic Folkboat Gold Cup 2019
© Jens Thuroe
Nordic Folkboat Gold Cup 2019
© Soren Wiegand
Nordic Folkboat Gold Cup 2019 5th overall, British Team GBR 673 So! (l-r) Simon Osgood, Gemma Osgood and Jamie Lea
© Jens Thuroe
2019 Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta
© Keith Allso
Duelling in the Folkboat class on day 1 at Cowes Classic Week
© Tim Jeffreys Photography
Spencers Estate Agents Royal Lymington Yacht Club Thursday Night Late Series day 3
© RLymYC
Spencers Estate Agents Royal Lymington Yacht Club Thursday Night Early Series day 6
© RLymYC
Folkboats on the Trinity Landing at the Royal London YC
© Chris Baldwick
Lymington Town SC Hamble Scramble
© Robin Milledge
Fritha during The Bottle Pursuit at Hamble
© Trevor Pountain
Folkboat start during LTSC Solent Circuit Race 5
© J Caldwell
RDF & IDDM Folkboat Regatta Flensburg 2018
© Chris Gossman / www.chrisgossmann.de
RDF & IDDM Folkboat Regatta Flensburg 2018
© Chris Gossman / www.chrisgossmann.de
RDF & IDDM Folkboat Regatta Flensburg 2018
© Chris Gossman / www.chrisgossmann.de
RLymYC Ocean Safety Thursday Night Racing Late Series day 6
© RLymYC
Nordic Folkboat Eala enjoys the summer breeze conditions on day 1 of Cowes Classics Week
© Tim Jeffreys Photography
Nordic Folkboat Gold Cup at Sail Osterlen, Shimrishamns, Sweden
© Sail Osterlen
Simon Osgood's Folkboat duing Kieler Woche 2018
© Simon Osgood
Folkboat fleet at Kieler Woche 2018
© Jamie Lea
David Gredley (Lady Linda) and Nick Ingram (Otter) picking up their prizes for the Summer Regatta
© Chris Baldwick
Paloma and Lady Linda returning to Lymington after Nordic Folkboat West Solent Series race 2
© Susie Potter
Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta 2017
© RSYC
Bonnie chasing the fleet leaders in Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series race 5
© Chris Baldwick
Lady Linda, David Gredley's wooden Nordic Folkboat, during West Solent Series Race 1
© Chris Baldwick
First race of the Portmore Spring Series at Royal Lymington
© Vicky Leen
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