This is the story of our family affair with Chuckle the Nordic Folkboat. 'CHUCKLE' is clinker built with Mahogany planks on Oak frames with Spruce spars. A classic wooden boat. She was built by Harry Feltham in Portsmouth in 1954, one year after the famous singlehanded transatlantic sailer Blondie Hasler had his Folkboat 'Jester' built in the same yard. Perhaps 'Chuckle' and 'Jester' are sisters?
Anchored at Coldingham bay swimming off chuckle and using our new ladder. Little did they know that this was also rescue and reboarding practice. Our children don't like being told they might fall in and we must practice rescues there imagination being so powerful fills them with very scary thoughts, but making it fun is fine.
This summer so far we have had a lovely 4 day live aboard in the hottest weather we have had in years. On the boat was the perfect place to be. Giggle has been much sailed and lots learnt by the children but fine conditions are not frequent.