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The Punt Society

The 10 punts run by the Punt Society are available to all members of College, including College staff, from around March to the end of October. Punts cannot normally be booked in advance, and are on a strictly first-come first-serve basis. Bookings from college or large groups may be considered by the President. Please note that there are a few days when punts are not available (e.g. during the May Ball, and some days in the summer holidays when they're booked by college groups).

The punts are moored in the punt pool by the Cripps Porters' Lodge. A buttery card must be taken as a deposit. (Non-resident members need either a valid debit card, ID card or driver's licence as a deposit.) The cushions are stored in lockers in the Cripps basement by the porters' lodge. The punt poles and paddles are locked to the punts themselves.

You may stay out as long as you want as long as you are back before nightfall. The official time when night starts varies, and is usually displayed at the Cripps porters' lodge. Fines may be incurred if you return after this time. When you return, please remember to thread the chain through one of the metal rings on the quay, and to ensure that the chain, paddle and pole are secured by the padlock.

The hire charges are as follows:

Undergraduates, Graduates, Pupils of College School

£5/hour

College Staff, Senior Members of College, Non-resident Members of College, Old Johnians, British Antarctic Survey

£10/hour

Conference Guests

£15/hour

Porters, Punt Society Committee and Membership

Free

Payment is due on return - so you can stay on the river as long as you want. The times are always rounded up, eg: punting for two hours and fifteen minutes is charged as three hours. Please try and bring exact change.

Committee 2016-2017

President: Rebecca Richmond-Smith (rcr44)

Secretary: Jessie Davidson (jd723)

Treasurer: Silas Yeem (key23) & Alina Antonova (aa895)

Graduate Treasurer: Alex Loktionov (al621)

Graduate Maintenance Officer: Alex Garton (ag695)

Maintenance Officer: Marius Cannon (mc950)

Social Secretary: Pat Singkanipa (ps739)

Publicity: Jessie Davidson (jd723) & Alina Antonova (aa895)

All enquiries should be directed to the President of the Punt Society: rcr44@cam.ac.uk