Winter arrives with strong winds and rain, but this doesn’t alter the positive outlook as owners look to next season with vigour.
Our Nordic Folkboats continue to lead the way, with a clear and convincing win at the National Championships in September. This was a unique year, as the class in the UK welcomed sailors from Denmark and Germany, creating an ‘Open’ event and the biggest Nordic Folkboat Championship seen in the UK. The results can be found here: Sailwave results for UK Nordic Folkboat National Championships at Royal Lymington Yacht Club 2022 (rlymyc.org.uk).
Locally in the UK, our yachts continue to lead the Solent Circuit series in the UK which concludes at the end of November.
This winter will see the team complete two new Nordic Folkboats and a refit on a beautiful Swedish built yacht ‘Jennine’, which was picked up from Medway Yacht Club during October. ‘Jennine’ is approaching 60 years old, and as you will see from the images, simply beautiful.
October saw the team complete a Hunt 18 fit out, another timeless classic motorboat, of which we will see more coming through our doors in the months ahead.
Some of the team have just returned from a windless Berlin. Some 123 crew, from 4 Nations competing in ‘Rolling Home’, quite simply a unique close of season Nordic Folkboat event. This year was not the best as no wind all weekend, but the socials more than made up for this, and everyone really did have a great time.
Finally, we wait delivery of a Volvo 70, coming in later this month, this really will be one to watch out for on our social media platforms. Simply a massive project.