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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.

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Show news Norfolk Punt Class Athene Cup 2022
A high calibre fleet of multiple past, current and probable future champions
Posted on 13 Oct
Norfolk Punt Championship 2022
Beautiful conditions on Barton Broad
Posted on 1 Sep
Barton Regatta 2022 at the Norfolk Punt Club
The perfect sailing conditions and revised format attract 138 boats
Posted on 31 Aug
Norfolk Punt Club Race racing on Sunday
Starting off with the Combined Allcomers in a gentle breeze
Posted on 21 Jul
61st Three Rivers Race at Horning Sailing Club
There are few races as iconic, memorable or challenging
Posted on 29 May
61st Three Rivers Race this weekend
The iconic sailing challenge set to grace the Norfolk Broads
Posted on 26 May
Norfolk Punt Club Social Saturday season begins
Many local families joining in, some staying overnight for racing on Sunday
Posted on 17 May
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
58th Yachtmaster Insurance Three Rivers Race
The three weather conditions every sailor dreads
Posted on 4 Jun 2018
58th Three Rivers Race preview
Taking place this weekend at Horning SC
Posted on 31 May 2018
Norfolk Punt Championship
21 boats race on Barton Broad
Posted on 23 Aug 2017
57th N&G Three Rivers Race
85 dinghies and yachts for this classic endurance event
Posted on 5 Jun 2017
57th Three Rivers Race preview
Sailors from near and far gearing up
Posted on 29 May 2017
Navigators & General Three Rivers Race
98 boats take part in classic endurance race
Posted on 7 Jun 2016
Norfolk Punt Championship
17 teams on beautiful Barton Broad
Posted on 24 Aug 2015
Norfolk Punts at Hickling Broad
Seven chine punts, one traditional and one Morrison
Posted on 21 Jul 2015
Links
Norfolk Punt UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

Photos

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Norfolk Punt Class Athene Cup 2022
© James and Fan Arthur
Redwing during the Norfolk Punt Class Athene Cup 2022
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Blackbird during the Norfolk Punt Class Athene Cup 2022
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Goosander during the Norfolk Punt Class Athene Cup 2022
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Snow Goose during the Norfolk Punt Class Athene Cup 2022
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Blackbird during the Norfolk Punt Class Athene Cup 2022
© Bill Glover
Goldeneye during the Norfolk Punt Class Athene Cup 2022
© James and Fan Arthur
Blackbird and Comet during the Norfolk Punt Class Athene Cup 2022
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Pereguine during the Norfolk Punt Class Athene Cup 2022
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Comet during the Norfolk Punt Class Athene Cup 2022
© @DEJphotos
Norfolk Punt Class Athene Cup 2022
© James and Fan Arthur
Norfolk Punt Class Athene Cup 2022
© James and Fan Arthur
Goosander during the Norfolk Punt Class Athene Cup 2022
© James and Fan Arthur
Great North Asymmetric Challenge (GNAC) 2022
© William Carruthers
Norfolk Punt racing on the Broads
© Rachel Mockridge
Norfolk Punt Championship 2022 at the Barton Regatta 2022
© Robin Myerscough Photography
Norfolk Punt Championship 2022 at the Barton Regatta 2022
© Robin Myerscough Photography
Norfolk Punt Championship 2022 at the Barton Regatta 2022
© Robin Myerscough Photography
Norfolk Punt Club Social Saturday season commences
© Robin Myerscough Photography
Colin and Olly Murray finish 3rd in the Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey 2022
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Norfolk Punts finishing the Athene Cup
© James Arthur
Norfolk Punt Club final Sunday of 2021
© Robin Myerscough
60th Yachtmaster Insurance Three Rivers Race
© Holly Hancock
60th Yachtmaster Insurance Three Rivers Race
© Holly Hancock
60th Yachtmaster Insurance Three Rivers Race
© Holly Hancock
60th Yachtmaster Insurance Three Rivers Race
© Holly Hancock
Grafham Belle
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Colin and Oli Murray in their Norfolk Punt
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Three Rivers Race
© Holly Hancock
Colin & Oly Murray win the Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey - Seldén Sailjuice Winter Series Round 3
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk