Folkboat Story

Folkboat Story From Cult to Classic -- The Renaissance of a Legend

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This modern classic of small boat literature details the history of the Nordic Folkboat--a class that enjoys remarkable popularity in some of the world's most beautiful and challenging sailing waters. A clinker design that sails equally fast and well whether it is made from wood or fiberglass, the Nordic Folkboat has been around for 60 years. It has stood the test of time as its minimalism, robustness and sea kindliness have proved resistant to radical design modifications. Loibner guides us through all the layers of the Folkboat community, from those who sail competitively in the many Folkboat regattas worldwide, to the devoted following of recreational sailors who appreciate the sturdiness of the design when out cruising with family and friends, to what he refers to as the "Lunatic Fringe." Any reader who has spent a thrilling afternoon on the dancing prow of a small boat will appreciate the insights and journey of The Folkboat Story.

Book information

ISBN: 9781574092745
Publisher: Sheridan House
Imprint: Sheridan House
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 476g
Height: 249mm
Width: 181mm
Spine width: 14mm