Aviva Community Fund

The Norfolk Punt Club is attempting to gain funding from the Aviva community fund.

In obtain funding, the club needs to win enough votes from the general public, and this is where the club needs your help….

Go to  https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/Project/View/2395 and register and allocate your votes to the club. Then tell all your family and friends to do the same.

Our thanks to Liz C, without who the club would never have made it onto the shortlist of eligible projects.


Wayfarer for sale

Wayfarer 5696 ‘Monkey Business’ for sale.
Mark II Wayfarer in very good condition. Centre-mained with roller-furling headsail system, 16:1 kicker back to the transom, slab-reefing, self-bailers, Cunningham and Highfield lever. Choice of headsail sheeting points on the front seats or gunwhale. Floorboards are sound and painted with non-slip deck paint last year. Rear seats removed as they’re just a nuisance but are included. Main, jib and genoa from North Sails from 2002; still have good enough shape to win the odd race. Includes combination trailer and overboom cover. All just cleaned, checked over and ready to sail.
Contact Ian Thompson on 01493 701601 or ian.r.thompson@talk21.com

Broads Outdoor Festival

The Norfolk Punt club are again participating in various prominent local and national events in May.

First on the 10th May

Go Wild at Barton

We are again displaying at Go Wild at Barton to show what we do to the many visitors who attend the event.


Then on the next weekend  (the 16th) we are again using our first social Saturday as an opportunity for non members to try sailing and to come and see the club. All for free. We are publicising these here;

The Broads Outdoor Festival


RYA – Push the Boat Out



Please tell all your friends about the above as the above events proved very fruitful for members joining last year.






  • Beginners
  • Improvers
  • Junior Week
  • Powerboat drivers
  • OODs
  • Oppie Sailors
  • Two handed boats
  • Punt sailing

All the details and application forms/contact details are either under the Training or Junior Tag.

SOCIAL SATURDAYS – dates and details are under the Sailing Tag

TUESDAY RACING – Again details under the Sailing Tag. Book the dates.


RS Feva for Sale


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Must Be Sold – Any Reasonable Offer

Contact: Alan Wilson, Tel: 01603 624256, or Mobile 07714 569896

As a member of Aldeburgh Yacht Club(AYC), I purchased one of the retired AYC fleet of FEVAs (sail No. 206) in 2011, when AYC purchased a new FEVA fleet. The dinghies had been well used of course, but they had been professionally maintained, and suffered only wear and tear damage. AYC had very successfully added a stainless steel transom bar to overcome a weakness in the more open transom Feva of this period.

The Feva has been well maintained since then, and in fact has hardly been used since then, owing to a disabling defect to the owner’s shoulder which resulted in the cessation of helming.

RS FEVA has achieved huge sales worldwide; is great for young children and nimble adults alike. Easy to handle for beginners and a great challenge for the experienced sailor. The dinghy comes with asymmetric spinnaker gear and sails, Dacron Main and Jib, plus an older previous generation Main; and a launching trolley.



Racing Duty Rota for 2015 now available online

The dates for racing activities in 2015 at the Norfolk Punt Club have now been published and, as usual, we need lots of people to sign up to run the racing, man safety boats and run the tea hut.

If you are new to the club, signing up for the rota is a great way to find out more about the club and meet some of the more established members.

Please click below to go the web page and pick the dates you can help. The sooner you sign up, the easier it is to plan the season!




Your Club Needs You!

Towing in is this Saturday 24th October.

We need plenty of people as there is lots to do. Towing in and cleaning the pontoons, packing up the dinghies, taking the mast done on the yeoman and moving it across to Cox’s ready for lifting out and recovering and cleaning the rescue boats.IMG_1313

Athene Cup


Nine punts, four traditional and five hard chine punts raced for the Athene Cup and Blackbird Trophy on Saturday at Thurne Mouth.
Sailed in a light southwesterly wind they had to contend with a strong flood tide which tested the sailing skills of the whole fleet and provided some very close racing.
Three legs, down the Bure to Oby Mill, back up towards St Benets and a last leg up the Thurne towards Womack resulted in John Parker (Emperor Goose) taking line honours only 1 minute and ten seconds after 90 mins of racing, ahead of R. Redington (Redwing) who eventually finished third. John won the Blackbird Trophy whilst Ruth Owen (Gamecock) crewed by Mark Elson, won the Athene Cup on handicap, being only 3mins 10 secs behind John. Mike Griffin in his new punt Willow, now renamed Pipit, started very strongly and stormed into a commanding lead which he only lost when John Parker was able to fly his spinnaker. When Mike gets new sails in Pipet he will be really fast.
Bill and Alison came in 30 mins after John but on handicap came a creditable 5th with Rushlight coming 6th. The trophies were presented by Caroline Dixey while tea and cakes were enjoyed by all.
Thanks to all the helpers and we managed to get back to Barton before THE STORM. A great river race.

Barts Bash


On the 21st of September 26 sailors took part from the Punt Club in the ‘Bart’s Bash race’. The race was sailed in very windy conditions (force 5). 19 of the starters made it home with John Atkinson winning the race in Bittern 27, ‘Boomer,’  2nd went to Ruth Owen, in punt 37 ‘Gamecock’ and 3rd Andrew Wilton, punt 82 ‘Merlin’.

Robin has some excellent pictures on his website.

We raised £190 on the day from donations and teas. Watch http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/ to see the results as they are accumulating. Thanks particularly to the Girlings and Friends for organising the event so well. The date for year 2 has already been set on 20 September 2015.