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Norfolk Punt

Norfolk Punt

Developed from 19th century Broadland wildfowlers gun punts, the modern Norfolk Punt is a development class with a max length of 22 feet and beam of 6 feet. With a 22 sq. metre upwind sailplan, unlimited spinnaker, twin trapeze and no minimum weight, class handicaps vary from 1117 for the oldest 1918 timber built boat to 845 for a modern composite built design.

The original gun punts were double ended (so they did not sink from the recoil of the massive gun they carried), were shallow hulled and flat bottomed. The class rule have restrictions on rocker, rise of floor, gunwale plan and deck plan to ensure continuity with their wildfowling heritage, although modern boats tend to sport bowsprits rather than guns.

Many early designs have been rebuilt and are still racing either with their original rigs or upgraded with a carbon square top rig. The building of new designs compliant with class rules is actively encouraged by the class. Punts are raced primarily at the Norfolk Punt Club (Barton Broad) and Hickling Broad sailing club and on the rivers of the Norfolk Broads.

© Rachel Mockridge © Rachel Mockridge
Show news Sunday Racing at Norfolk Punt Club
What turned out to be the nicest day of the year, but only five boats racing
Posted on 13 May
Norfolk Punt Club Opening Sunday Racing
A perfect day for sailing to start the season
Posted on 9 May
Norfolk Punt Club Athene Cup
The oldest continuously sailed event for a single class on the Norfolk Broads
Posted on 15 Oct 2023
Barton Regatta 2023 at the Norfolk Punt Club
Over one hundred boats including a welcome increase in junior entries
Posted on 1 Sep 2023
Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
20 boats, ranging from almost 100 years old to a brand new boat
Posted on 25 Aug 2023
Norfolk Punt Open at Barton Broad
A particularly wide range of boats sailing
Posted on 30 Jun 2023
62nd Three Rivers Race
Hundreds of sailors descend on Horning, from as far afield as New Zealand and the USA
Posted on 5 Jun 2023
62nd Yachtmaster Three Rivers Race Preview
Over 100 boats of varying sizes sail some 50 miles across the Norfolk Broads
Posted on 23 May 2023
Norfolk Punt Class Athene Cup 2022
A high calibre fleet of multiple past, current and probable future champions
Posted on 13 Oct 2022
Norfolk Punt Championship 2022
Beautiful conditions on Barton Broad
Posted on 1 Sep 2022
Barton Regatta 2022 at the Norfolk Punt Club
The perfect sailing conditions and revised format attract 138 boats
Posted on 31 Aug 2022
Norfolk Punt Club Race racing on Sunday
Starting off with the Combined Allcomers in a gentle breeze
Posted on 21 Jul 2022
61st Three Rivers Race at Horning Sailing Club
There are few races as iconic, memorable or challenging
Posted on 29 May 2022
61st Three Rivers Race this weekend
The iconic sailing challenge set to grace the Norfolk Broads
Posted on 26 May 2022
Norfolk Punt Club Social Saturday season begins
Many local families joining in, some staying overnight for racing on Sunday
Posted on 17 May 2022
Norfolk Punt Club Athene Cup
Final race of the 2021 Norfolk Punt season
Posted on 11 Oct 2021
Norfolk Punt Club final Sunday racing of 2021
A very good turnout of White Boats, Yeomans, Punts and other classes
Posted on 27 Sep 2021
Yachtmaster Insurance 60th Three Rivers Race
Over 100 boats take part in very light winds
Posted on 7 Jun 2021
Murrays mint another Monkey
Seldén Sailjuice Winter Series Round 3 at Yorkshire Dales
Posted on 29 Dec 2019
Norfolk Punt Championship
Strong winds mean many swims and some boats staying ashore
Posted on 20 Aug 2019
Sunday racing at the Norfolk Punt Club
Barton Broad had a smile on her face
Posted on 5 Aug 2019
Norfolk Punt Club Sunday Series Racing
Including the Jubilee Bowl fun races
Posted on 29 Jul 2019
Norfolk Punt Club Punt Open
What have Morrison, Hardchine, Traditional & Individual got in common?
Posted on 2 Jul 2019
Windermere Waterhead Race
Taking in the whole length of Lake Windermere on Sunday
Posted on 10 Jun 2019
59th Three Rivers Race
All about the tides on the Norfolk Broads
Posted on 4 Jun 2019
A busy weekend at the Norfolk Punt Club
Including the club's Push The Boat Out event
Posted on 21 May 2019
Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey
Murrays emerge from fog to win a one-race Monkey
Posted on 29 Dec 2018
Murrays' punt wins the hunt
Round 1 of the Great British Sailing Challenge at Draycote
Posted on 23 Nov 2018
Murrays in a hurry to enter
Fast out of the blocks for the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series
Posted on 30 Oct 2018
Norfolk Punt Championship 2018
A superb entry of 21 boats on the Broad
Posted on 24 Aug 2018
Links
Norfolk Punt UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

Photos

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Norfolk Punt during the Oxford Blue
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Chichester Yacht Club Snowflake Series 2024 Day 2
© Chris Hodge
Norfolk Punt during the Datchet Flyer 2023
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Norfolk Punt Club Athene Cup 2023
© James Arthur
Norfolk Punt Club Athene Cup 2023
© James Arthur
Norfolk Punt Club Athene Cup 2023
© James Arthur
Norfolk Punt Club Athene Cup 2023
© James Arthur
Johnnie Rudd and Sam Dernie win the Whelpton Cup - 29th Broadland Youth Regatta
© Trish Barnes
Barton Regatta 2023
© Trish Barnes
Barton Regatta 2023
© Trish Barnes
Greylag (50) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Blackbird, Wild Goose & Swallow II during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Woodpecker (99) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Woodpecker (99) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Razorbill (73) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Wild Goose (53) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
White Eagle (95) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Swallow II (35) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Blackbird (74) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Grayling (81) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Decoy (40) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Peregine (86) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Rainbow Trout (75) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Merlin (82) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Goldeneye (25) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Cormorant (88) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Jackdaw (100) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Grebe (66) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough
Gamecock (37) during the Norfolk Punt Championships 2023
© Robin Myerscough