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History of the Norfolk Punt


The history of the Norfolk Punt is complex but is well described in Jamie Campbell’s book “A celebration of Norfolk Punts 1926 to 2006”.  Jamie has very kindly given the Norfolk Punt Club a licence to reproduce his book on the Club’s Website together with a formidable archive of photographs.  The text and the photographs are presented in full on this site.


The text and photographs may be reproduced only for personal and strictly non-commercial purposes.  For reproduction for other purposes, please contact Jamie Campbell whose contact details appear in the Club Handbook.


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Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4




Broadland Youth Regatta – Report & Photos

Photographs of the NSBA Broadland Youth Regatta – 1st September 2018 held at the Norfolk Punt Club.


25th Broadland Youth Regatta at Norfolk Punt Club, 1st September 2018

65 youth and junior sailors in 58 boats from six Broadland Clubs took part in the 25th Broadland Youth Regatta on Barton Broad, hosted on behalf of the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association by the Norfolk Punt Club. All for races were sailed in a moderate southerly breeze. Top honours in the fleet racing went to Toby Pearce in the fast handicap start, sailing a Laser Radial for Horning, George Madin in the slow handicap start sailing his RS Tera Pro for WOBYC, Felix Cripps in the Topper Class sailing for WOBYC and Joshua Means in the Optimist Class sailing for Horning.

The interclub competition for the Centenary Salver was contested by six Clubs, and by the narrowest of margins Waveney and Oulton Broad Yacht Club, were triumphant, with NBYC second and Horning Sailing Club third, Beccles Amateur Sailing Club fourth, Hickling Broad Sailing Club fifth and Norfolk Punt Club sixth.

Largest fleet was the Topper fleet, with 23 competitors. The slow handicap fleet included 5 Splashes, two laser 4.7s, one RS Feva XL and one Rs Tera Pro.   The fast handicap provided additional excitement with ten Lasers of which four were the radial variety, two Norfolk Punts (one symmetrical rigged, hard Chine, and one asymmetric rigged Morrison type, a 470, a Laser 2, an Enterprise and a Fireball.   Ten Optimists took part.

The Whelpton Cup for the most successful double-handed boat was won by Alex Knights crewed by Alice Palutitoif in their RS Feva XL.

The Lady Meyhew Trophy for endeavour, applying the greatest effort in a spirit of sport determination and fun without necessarily achieving a winning position was awarded to Zoe Barnes from the Norfolk Broads Yacht Club in her Optimist dinghy on only her sixth day of sailing and first experience of racing.

NPC gave a big “thank you” to Jeckells The Sailmakers, Cox’s Boatyard, Jarrolds, Barton Turf Activity Centre and Norfolk Marine for sponsoring the event plus the radios kindly supplied by A&L Audio.

Brian Wilkins, on behalf of the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association, thanked the Norfolk Punt Club, Commodore Andrew Wilton and his dedicated team of volunteers, led by Liz Chettleburgh, who co-ordinated the event.

Georgina Povell, International sailor who started competed at previous Broadland Youth Regattas, sent a message of encouragement to this year’s competitors from her training base in Weymouth, which was read out at the prizegiving.

2019 Calandar

The 2019 Norfolk Punt Club calendar features photographs of member’s boats sailing, club activities, local wildlife and some of the features which make Barton Broad so special: ideal for your kitchen or office wall, or send to friends and family in far off places.

The calendar costs £7 and all profits will go to Club funds. 

Postage and packing will cost an extra £2 for a single calendar (This is actual cost with no profit to the club).  If you would like more sent by post, then please contact the Hon Sec.

A initial print order has been given and we anticipate that the calendars will be available both at Club events from mid-September, the Athene Cup and AGM and from the Hon Sec in Barton Turf.  A further print run will be made later to meet demand.

The calendar was displayed at the Regatta where it received much praise.

Order yours now by contacting the Hon Secretary at secretary@puntclub.co.uk

No payment please at the moment.