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The following information is provided by the son of Edgar Klaka, Kim who now ranks as a 'traitor' by virtue of sailing
Panache II from Fremantle, Australia. 

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Wicklow 1969

This shows Folkboats moored in the outer harbour of Wicklow for ISFB Week

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!)

Wicklow 1969

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 Pt.St. Mary.

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WUPPDICH

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.

 

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