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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 RLymYC Thursday Night Late Series day 3
More tight racing for the J80s in a strong flood tide
Posted on 17 Jul
Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 9
A good fleet of twelve yachts enjoy good conditions
Posted on 16 Jul
Folkboat Prince Consort Charity Race
Sixteen boats take part in a testing race
Posted on 4 Jul
RLymYC Thursday Night Late Series day 1
A strong flood tide to contend with
Posted on 2 Jul
RLymYC Thursday Night Early Series day 9
A running start for the final race of the Early Series
Posted on 25 Jun
Folkboat class at Kieler Woche
A strong fleet of international competitors
Posted on 24 Jun
Folkboat fleet at Kieler Woche
Feeling the pain from eight races in two days
Posted on 21 Jun
RLymYC Thursday Night Early Series day 8
Finally some breeze for good racing
Posted on 18 Jun
RLymYC Thursday Night Early Series day 7
Another light air race
Posted on 11 Jun
Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 6
Light and fickle winds
Posted on 11 Jun
Nordic Folkboat West Solent Series race 2
Twelve boats for the annual race to Cowes
Posted on 5 Jun
RLymYC Thursday Night Early Series day 6
Six classes race in the lightest of winds
Posted on 5 Jun
RLymYC Thursday Night Early Series day 5
Challenging downwind start to the island shore
Posted on 30 May
Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 5
Near perfect conditions for the fleet
Posted on 29 May
Nordic Folkboat West Solent Series race 1
'Long Race East' becomes 'Short Race South, North, East & West'
Posted on 21 May
Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 4
Challenging racing in a very light south westerly breeze
Posted on 14 May
Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 2
Raced in a very light wind in the Western Solent
Posted on 30 Apr
RLymYC Portmore Insurance Spring Series day 3
Warm sunny conditions for races 5 & 6
Posted on 24 Apr
Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 1
Seven make it out to the Western Solent for the first race
Posted on 24 Apr
RLymYC Portmore Insurance Spring Series race 1
First race of the series since previous week abandoned
Posted on 19 Apr
Portmore Lymington Spring Series Preview
Four Sundays of racing in April
Posted on 15 Mar
LTSC Solent Circuit 2017 day 4
Tight racing in a steadily increasing breeze
Posted on 7 Nov 2017
LTSC Solent Circuit 2017 day 3
Plenty of action across all four fleets
Posted on 31 Oct 2017
LTSC Solent Circuit 2017 day 1
Video highlights from all four fleets
Posted on 18 Oct 2017
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 15
Blustery winds for the final race of the series
Posted on 2 Oct 2017
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 14
One of the best days of the year for sailing!
Posted on 25 Sep 2017
Folkboat Nationals
 at Lymington
Fourteen boats compete in the Western Solent
Posted on 19 Sep 2017
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 13
Also Southern Area Championship Race 5
Posted on 11 Sep 2017
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 12
Small fleet after a successful Folkboat Week
Posted on 4 Sep 2017
Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 10
A challenging course for the long race east
Posted on 14 Aug 2017
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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
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