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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 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
Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 2
Wet and windy Western Solent
Posted on 16 Oct 2018
Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 1
A sunny morning out on the Western Solent
Posted on 8 Oct 2018
Nordic Folkboat National Championships
Great credit to the boat with a total crew age of 235 years
Posted on 18 Sep 2018
Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 14
Sailed in a good South Westerly breeze gusting to 22 knots
Posted on 10 Sep 2018
Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 13
Highs, lows and unusual challenges
Posted on 4 Sep 2018
RLymYC Thursday Night Late Series day 9
Tight finishes to the late series
Posted on 3 Sep 2018
RDF & IDDM Folkboat Regatta Flensburg
The Danish and German National Championships
Posted on 24 Aug 2018
RLymYC Thursday Night Late Series day 7
From 10 knots to 20 knots in ten minutes
Posted on 14 Aug 2018
Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 12
A good course for the eight boats taking part
Posted on 12 Aug 2018
RLymYC Thursday Night Late Series day 6
Z flag raised to deter early starters with the strong ebb tide
Posted on 6 Aug 2018
Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 11
Smaller fleet than usual as Cowes draws some of the fleet away
Posted on 6 Aug 2018
RLymYC Thursday Night Late Series day 5
Spotting the shift proves key to the race
Posted on 30 Jul 2018
Cowes Classics Week overall
Patience and perserverance at the final day
Posted on 27 Jul 2018
Cowes Classics Week day 4
A cracking Solent breeze
Posted on 26 Jul 2018
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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
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