Folkboat Available for Donation
Reader Michael Colin emailed an interesting request the other day: "I have a cherished 1973 International Folkboat located at Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard that I’d like to donate to a youth sailing program that will actually use it and not just sell it. Would you be willing to run a little blurb to see if I can get any takers?" We’re suckers for a good cause, especially kids’ sailing programs, so we readily agreed.
From the photos and specs, including a survey from ’04, Colin’s boat appears to be a clean and basic boat — while it doesn’t have a galley or water tanks, it does include a PortaPotti, cockpit and interior cushions, newer sails, Autohelm tillerpilot, VHF, GPS, PFDs, a new battery and more.
"To be clear," Colin continued, "I’m only interested in donating the boat to a bona fide non-profit youth sailing program that will commit to using it for instruction rather than selling it." Email Colin if your program can make such a committment.
Leave a Comment