We were browsing sailing photos from photographer and tireless race committee volunteer Roxanne Fairbairn when we noticed that something must be wrong with Folkboat skippers. It seems the crews do everything they can to get as far away from the skipper as possible. We’ve heard of skipper/crew problems before but this appears to be a universal issue on Folkboats.
Despite the apparent skipper challenge, the 26-ft Folkboat is one of the most popular classic, one-design fleets on the Bay, and most skippers and crew seem to make up enough to have a good time at the yacht club after the races.
Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon will host the Folkboat International Regatta on September 29-October 4, 2019. See www.sfbayfolkboats.org for more info. For more of Roxanne’s great photos, see https://roxshots.smugmug.com.