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Solo across the Atlantic in a Folkboat

folkboat Lorema folkboat Lorema 2

12 October 2015

Nordic Folkboats are extremely popular in Lymington waters and around the Solent with weekly fleet races run by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, the Nordic Nationals held in Lymington River and the annual Folkboat Week in Yarmouth now in it's 70th year. However, only a handful of these 24" wooden boats have ever sailed any distance of note, with even fewer ever daring to take their classic boat to sea. 

However, Leo Goolden has just sailed his 24" 1947 classic Lorema from Gweek in Cornwall to the Caribbean. Along the way he documented his experiences in a series of blogs on his website before writing an insightful article in the August 2015 edition of Yachting Monthly.

Read an extract from the feature here