Hosted by the Royal Solent Y.C. and generously supported by Lymington Yacht Haven the 50th Folkboat Week will take place between Saturday 22nd & Saturday 29th August. To mark this very special edition of the Folkboat Association’s main regatta of the season the usual very full sailing and social calendar has been augmented by a ‘one-off’ race to Beaulieu River followed by lunch at the Royal Southampton’s Gins clubhouse.

Entries are still being accepted for both Nordic & British Folkboat Divisions and, with over 30 entries already received, the club are quietly confident they may reach their target of 50 entries. All entrants will receive commemorative goodies and it is hoped to produce a commemorative book to celebrate the first 50 years.

To that end the Club and the Association are very keen to hear from past participants of the regatta who may have photographs or memories of past years. Anyone who has such mementos that they would like to share should get in touch with Eddie Mays ( / 02380 402194). Photographs can be accepted as either prints or hi-res digital files.

The organisers would also like to invite any past members to the Welcoming party on the evening of Saturday, 22nd August. Please do contact the club (01983 760256) with your details before the event as numbers are restricted.

image from 2013 FB Week © Eddie Mays