13th September 2022

A first for Spencers New Forest and The Royal Lymington Yacht Club

Spencers New Forest is sponsoring the UK Folkboat Association International Regatta, hosted by The Royal Lymington Yacht Club

The 2022 UK Folkboat Association International Regatta is a highlight of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club’s Centenary Year. It also incorporates the UK Nordic Nationals and Walcon Cup (17th-18th September) and the Sessan Cup (20th -22nd September). This will be the first time the Sessan Cup has been held in a country outside the Baltic, and teams taking part from Denmark and Germany are among the top keelboat sailors in their countries, ensuring competition of the highest quality.

The five days of racing will take place in Christchurch Bay against the backdrop of a picturesque coastline, and these attractive racing yachts will also make a fine spectacle for onlookers.

2022 is a special year for both the Nordic Folkboat and Royal Lymington Yacht Club. The Nordic Folkboat will be 80 years old while Royal Lymington Yacht Club marks its centenary. Plans are in place for a week of celebrations and social events to accompany the racing.

Rob Batten, director and co-founder, Spencers New Forest, says: “At Spencers New Forest we have a policy of giving back to our local communities. One of the organisations we support is The Royal Lymington Yacht Club. So, we are delighted to sponsor this event and hope that both participators and visitors enjoy the Regatta.”