Welcome to the official Jumbo website & Best Wishes for 2023!
In September 2007, for the first time in 100 years, a Jumbo was launched in St.Ives harbour.
It had been researched and built by Jonny Nance and concluded the first stage of our project which aims to regenerate a harbour and a waterfront community in decline by replicating and learning to sail these 19th century fishing luggers.
The 'Jumbo' is uniquely a St.Ives thing. It's a small, open, sailing boat that was specifically designed for the St.Ives inshore fishery during the 1880s and so is the perfect candidate for the project.
The idea caught the public's imagination and took off creating a host of other benefits.
The Jumbo has since become an intrinsic part of the town's image.
This site attempts to share our story and inspire you to participate in our activities in support of the charity that keeps the Jumbos sailing.