Until 2013 junk rig rallies were organised by the JRA, mostly by Robin Blain who founded the Association in 1980 and to whom members are indebted for his expertise, commitment and leadership.
Following amendments to the JRA Constitution agreed at the 1/12/2012 Special General Meeting, rallies from that date will be organised by members rather than the Association. Their function is unchanged: to provide opportunities for members and non-members to sail, discuss and compare rigs, to share experiences and to enjoy good company. The JRA's Sailing Secretary will be available to offer advice and to help with planning.
The OVERVIEW below describes rallies organised by the JRA in previous years. The Association expects 2013 and later rallies to follow a similar schedule and formats.
So click on a link for a 'historical' perspective, but remember that what you see isn't necessarily what you'll get. To find out what's currently planned, scroll down to Upcoming Events, and remember to check the JUNK RIG RALLIES panel on the Home Page for updates.
OVERVIEW - PRE 2013
are published in JRA Magazines
which can be download here
(members only, pdfs); they're also here
as stand-alone pdfs (members and non-members). There's a list of pre-2013 rallies at the bottom of this page.
UK - England - East Coast
- England - South Coast
UK Summer Rallies
were held in May or June, alternating between Warsash (near Southampton, Hampshire) and Plymouth in Devon, with an occasional visit to Falmouth in Cornwall. The 2012 event was in Plymouth
. The Annual General Meeting of the Junk Rig Association was traditionally held at the main South Coast rally.
Scotland - West Coast
A rally was, for many years, held at the end of August or early September at Kippford on the Solway Firth.
A group of junk rig sailors sometimes hosted one in July at Holy Loch on the Clyde.
Rallies were held at Caernarfon on the Menai Straits.
- North Island
Successful rallies were held in December 2011 and January 2012.
Norwegian rallies were held in early August at Hundvag, just outside Stavanger, in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. Arne Kverneland did the bulk of the organisation, but decided not to continue them as they were demanding of his time and he preferred less structured and less formal get-togethers. He has and will always ensure that ‘junkies’ receive a very warm welcome.