The following information is provided by the son of Edgar Klaka, Kim who now ranks as a
'traitor' by virtue of sailing
II from Fremantle, Australia.
This shows Folkboats moored in the outer harbour of Wicklow for ISFB
May 1969. From left, they are:
Allegro FB 452(?) Lough Swilly YC, John
McAusland (facing camera looking down). I think they came second.
Wuppdich FB 310 Holyhead SC, Edgar Klaka (aft, facing away);
yours truly in companionway, age 15; Mum at mast. We won.
Miksu II FB 418 Holyhead SC, Brian Cleveland (facing winch);
George Drinkwater (Holyhead plumber) on foredeck.
Dysca FB 96
Howth YC, Andre Prieur (in cap facing aft).
En Route FB 355
Wicklow SC, Peter Gale (probably already in the bar!)
Folkboats sailing out of Wicklow May 69 FB
Week. From left:
Westland(?) FB 423
Holyhead SC, Lance Gwilliam(?)
Dysca FB 96
Howth YC, Andre Prieur
Miksu II FB 418 Holyhead SC, Brian Cleveland
Wuppdich FB 310 Holyhead SC, Edgar Klaka
There is the possiblity that the above two photos are not Wicklow 69 but
IoM 70. However, the boats match 69 and the background looks more like Wicklow than
Taken I think in ISFB Week Holyhead
1968 by Daily Telegraph reporter Frank Chapman (he may still live in Trearddur Bay).
Visible crew are George Drinkwater left and Eve Klaka (mum) right. My dad was probably
helming from leeward ("in the gutter"), a light airs habit I have inherited from
him. Wuppdich won every ISFB week from inception in 1967 until we sold her to Jim Yates
after the 1971 season. I think Jim came 2nd or 3rd in 1972.