Punting

Punting is a traditional watersport which requires skill and balance whilst racing at fast speeds. Punts come in two widths- 2ft racing punts and what is known as best and best which are one foot wide. Punts are propelled using a punt pole pushing off the river bed. The race course is defined using wooden poles called pecks.

The punting season usually begins in May and races are offered in all categories from beginners- novices through to senior in both doubles and singles at most regattas.The season culminates at the Punting Championships which are held every year in August deciding the inter club punting champion as well as other championship events.

Dittons also has a yearly punting meander which takes place over a long weekend and the team punt their way from Cricklade to Wargrave, exploring parts of the Thames not usually visited.