Folkboat Story: From Cult to Classic-the Renaissance of a Legend
Sheridan House, Inc., 2008 - 236 pages
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.
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A Design by Committee
Tord Sunden Designer or Draftsman?
Innovation and Tradition
Folkboats in Europe
Interlude IThe Great Races
Interlude IIThe Masters of Miniatures
Historic Highlights of Clinker
The Lure of the Folkboat
Tips for Fans
Links and Addresses
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The Folkboat Story: From Cult to Classic-- the Renaissance of a Legend
Limited preview - 2002
Folkboat Story: From Cult to Classic -- The Renaissance of a Legend
Limited preview - 2008
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