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'THE JUMBO - A RENAISSANCE IN ST.IVES' Find out about Jonny Nance's inspirational talk
In September '07, for the first time in 100 years, a 'jumbo' was launched in St.Ives harbour.....
....It concluded the first stage of our project which aims to regenerate the harbour by establishing a racing class of replica 19th century fishing luggers.
On Sat 12th June 2010 a second jumbo was launched in St.Ives harbour to join her sister 'Celeste'. She was named 'William Paynter' as a tribute to the renowned boatbuilder who designed these jumbos back in the 1880's. So racing has become a reality!
Click on this link for some BBC footage of 2 jumbos sailing:
The vast majority of our funds has been raised through the support of individuals llike yourself. However, we proudly acknowledge the support of the following:
We have now launched 2 Jumbos and 2 traditional St.Ives Punts which we use as tenders. Even if you've no desire to go sailing, we invite you, your friends and colleagues who care for the future of the harbour to support this dynamic initiative by joining us and thereby contribute towards the cost of their maintenance.
You'll be in good company! PETE GOSS, MBE has recently thrown his weight behind our cause. He says:
"What an inspirational project! I'm delighted to have signed up as a 'shareholder' in support. It's modest aims belie numerous beneficial side-effects for the community. I have no doubt that in years to come the Jumbo will have iconic significance for St.Ives and will be a great source of satisfaction to all those involved."
Pete Goss (right) with 'Celeste' and her builder Jonny Nance at the Newlyn Fish Festival. (photo Pete Goss)
NEW! 2 years after Jonny Nance put out a press release promoting 'Fishing under sail' the idea is catching on...!
Readers of Classic Boat have nominated our humble craft - almost unknown before we came along - 24th out of the top 50 classic boats. So there you are. It's official - she's a classic! William Paynter (her 19th cent. designer) would be chuffed!