Off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, on Fogo Island and Change Islands, small wooden boat - or punt - that is tippy in the water is known as "cranky." That would make a punt unwieldy for hauling nets, But today, the traditional punts are being used for racing in a grueling 16 kilometer open-seas challenge run between the two ruggedly beautiful islands. And a cranky punt just might be the key to victory.
Cranky is an endearing story following three teams to be local champions in an open sea race like no other in North America. It is also a poignant look at an island way of life and a seafaring culture that has changed little over the centuries.