Thursday 23 January 2014

St Ives Punt - Nominated For International Award

Launch Of The St Ives Punt
Launch Of The St Ives Punt

March 2013 saw the launch of a new St Ives Punt onto St Ives Harbour by St Ives Jumbo Association.

Their aim is to revive the sport of Scully Racing in St Ives.

The vessel has now been nominated for an international award in Classic Boat Magazine.

To quote Jonny Nance - boat builder:

'To our great surprise the international magazine which celebrates 'the world's most beautiful boats'  has shortlisted our new punt for the Classic Boat 2014 Awards in the 'traditional newbuild' category and so has thrust the St.Ives punt onto the international stage!

Needless to say we're up against some pretty stiff competition. Now, I'd be the first to admit she not the sexiest newbuild of 2013 which makes our punt a particularly interesting choice. Clearly Classic Boat have been attracted by our activities. This is less about the boat itself and more in recognition of the new use that the Jumbo Association has found for her!'

You can add your support by voting - the punt is competing in Category 3 - Traditional New Build. To cast your vote go to:
Classic Boat Awards 2014

You can also show your support by "Liking" the St Ives Punt on:
Classic Boat Awards - Facebook Page

Details of the next Scully Day in St Ives will be posted here when announced.

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