History of Punting

Punts were originally used for fishing and became popular for both leisure and racing in the 19th century.

Thanks to Paul Barfoot for finding some great background on Punting, including detailed technical advice, in the …

Punting section of The Badminton Library of Sports & Pastimes 

published in 1887.

The photo above is “Scratch Double-Punting  in Staines” – from before 1887.

Click on the image for a local pdf copy of the Punting Section