UK FOLKBOAT ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL REGATTA

UK Nordic Nationals/Walcon Cup and The Sessan Cup

17 – 22 September 2022

Dear Folkboat Friends,

On behalf of the UK Folkboat Association I am writing to extend an invitation to come and race in Lymington, UK, in a combined regatta incorporating the UK Nationals and Walcon Cup back to back with the Sessan Cup, 17 – 22 September 2022. The Sessan Cup is an international event originating in Sweden and will be run in the UK for the first time. We expect to welcome crews and boats from Europe to race in what we plan to be an exciting week of racing with white sails and whisker poles, as is the tradition in Scandinavia as well as San Francisco.

The regatta will be a week of prestigious racing hosted by The Royal Lymington Yacht Club and will include celebration of the club’s Centenary as well as the Nordic Folkboat 80th anniversary.

Visiting crews will be loaned boats, (a limited number available) and will be offered accommodations with local members. There will be a great programme of social events including a visit to the Royal Solent Yacht Club on the Isle of Wight. Racing will be held in Christchurch Bay and will be windward/leeward format. The Royal Lymington Yacht Club has a reputation of high level race management developed after many years of running international events, including the Royal Lymington Cup, World match racing series. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the Nordic Folkboat 80th anniversary and to further international Folkboat racing in the UK.

We look forward to making this an international Folkboat regatta to remember and assure visitors of a warm welcome to Lymington and a great racing experience in world famous waters.

With best wishes from,
Sally Kalis
President, UK Folkboat Association.