Our 10th Anniversary


This year we’re celebrating 10 fantastic years of The Great Fogo Island Punt Race, the 50th anniversary of the Fogo Island Cooperative, and the 150th anniversary of Confederation. We hope you’ll join the festivities and race with us this year!

There have been many highlights of our 10-year history. At first, everyone wondered if it could be done – a 10-mile race from Fogo Island to Change Islands and back, on the open ocean, in a traditional wooden punt. When our first rowers succeeded, the next year it was a question of how fast it could be done, and as the years went on our number of competing rowers grew. From 2007-2009 we got involved with our local school, Fogo Island Central Academy, with the Shorefast Foundation sponsoring a punt building course for youth with master boat ...

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