ALL punts entering The Great Fogo Island Punt Race to There and Back must be traditional, local punts defined as being:

  • of wood construction using the plank over "timbers" framing method
  • between 13ft 6inches and 17ft 6inches in length overall
  • built on Fogo or Change Islands by a 'local' boat builder
  • built using the "half-model" or "moulding" (whole-moulding) methods

ALL punts must be equipped with:

  • Wooden Oars
  • Wooden Thole Pins
  • Whiffs (Whits) made of rope

Punts may be disqualified from The Great Fogo Island Punt Race to There and Back for ANY of the following reasons:

  • The punt contains fiberglass, particularly if the hull has a fiberglass coating
  • The punt is constructed using the "steam bent" or "latted" framing method
  • The punt is not considered sea worthy (as determined by a designate of the Fogo Island Regatta Steering Committee)

Detailed Punt Specifications

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