Having re-introduced the 'St.Ives Punt' to the harbour, the Jumbo Association has run several successful Scully Days teaching scores of people of all ages this traditional technique of propelling them using a single oar over the stern. The most recent event held on Sunday 4th August was the first to be held since the launch of our own punt in March. With two identical punts available, both built by Jonny Nance, some sort of race was inevitable......!
SCULLY RACING AT 'SEA, SALTS AND SAIL'. 11th-13th July '13
An impromptu scully race gets underway (above) at Mousehole's Sea, Salts and Sail Festival last Saturday led by local man, Mark 'Stretch' Drew and, in the white punt, Chris Rees who built the lugger, Spirit of Mystery, for Pete Goss.
This style of relay-racing from the beach was introduced in St.Ives last summer by the Jumbo Association as an exciting spectator sport to encourage this ancient art. At the same time, the races create a contemporary use for the replica St.Ives punts (formerly used for landing fish) which were built by Jonny Nance of the St.Ives Jumbo Association.
So, Scully Racing has become an official part of this popular festival!
COMPLETE SCULLY RACE VIDEO by Alban Roinard