The 50th Annual Folkboat Week looks set to exceed expectations with over 57 boats entered

At the start of the year the organising committee for the 50th Folkboat Week hoped to attract 50 entries to celebrate this special regatta. With less than 100 hours to the Welcoming Reception on Saturday, 22nd August the Royal Solent Y.C. are delighted to announce that the total entries for the week now stands at 57.

Speaking this afternoon Folkboat Association President Robin Walters said ‘I am delighted with the response from the members of the association. The Royal Solent’s clubhouse will be filled to bursting for every social event but I am sure they will squeeze everyone in. I am looking forward to see lots of old friends from past years.’

As a founding member of the event 50 years ago Robin also paid tribute to all the organising committee members down the years who had made the event so successful and enduring.

The regatta runs from Saturday, 22nd August until the Championship Dinner on the following Saturday evening. Yachts going west through Hurst Narrows next week please be aware of the extra daytime traffic.