Re: [bolger] Re: junk sails
- Thanks, Vince. I wonder how the junk sails sail? Can they take a stiff
(Last of the Red Hot DJs)
- Hi there... have you looked at the egroup site 'junkrig'?
They do sail, and sail well! Also, refer to 'Voyaging on a Small Income' by
Annie Hill, publ. Tiller.
Mana, New Zealand
From: cliff25@... <cliff25@...>
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Date: Thursday, 2 November 2000 07:57
Subject: Re: [bolger] Re: junk sails
>Thanks, Vince. I wonder how the junk sails sail? Can they take a stiff
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I have never sailed on one. All I know is what I have read. A famous
small boat, JESTER, sailed with a junk rig in the first singlehanded
transatlantic race in 1960. Since that race, JESTER has made many long
ocean voyages with the same rig -- including at least 13 transatlantic
crossings. Another famous solo circumnavigation was made by the boat
Galway Blazer II with a junk rig.
They are said not to be as close winded as a modern rig, but, as they
say, "Gentlemen never sail to weather," anyway. The ease of reefing is
claimed to make them good heavy weather sails. A lot depends on the
rest of the boat's characteristics. the sail is only one part of the
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, cliff25@w... wrote:
> Thanks, Vince. I wonder how the junk sails sail? Can they take a stiff