The Great Fogo Island Punt Race To There and Back

Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island

The world's only sea going rowing race in traditional punts. It's held on the third sat in Jul. The race leaves from the Government Wharf , Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island and returns 7 miles in total. There are categories for men and women. It's real a test of physical strength and endurance. The punts used in the race are locally crafted by generations of boat builders. The methods have been handed down 300 years by our forefathers whom we take a lot of pride in.

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Race starts in the community of Joe Batt's Arm Government Wharf, live music, food concession stands and washrooms.

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Government Wharf Joe Batt's Arm , Joe Batt's Arm
49.7154, -54.295 (Download GPX)
+1 (709) 266 7192
+1 (709) 658 7327
+1 (709) 658 7341


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Driving distances and calculations derived using Google Maps. Actual driving times may vary. GPS coordinates have been provided by tourism operators. Please confirm location with operator before departure.