Sailplans - early days of the westernised junk rig

Jester Rig

Designed and developed by Blondie Hasler for his now famous Folkboat Special JESTER, that has participated in all the Single-handed Transatlantic Races and is described in many publications. Click here to see a photo of the Jester Rig.

Colvin Rig

Designed by Tom Colvin, yacht designer and builder in the USA, fitted mostly to large steel and alloy yachts and promoted in his books and publications.

Hasler/McLeod Rig

Designed by Blondie Hasler for the Kingfisher range of yachts and promoted by Jock McLeod and Blondie Hasler in their book "Practical Junk Rig".

Sunbird "80's" Rig

Designed by Alan Boswell and fitted to his Sunbird 32 and a wide range of other yachts by Sunbird Marine in the 1980's. Click here to see a photo of the Sunbird "80's" Rig.

Designed by Derek van Loan and described in his book "Design and Build your own Junk Rig"

Fenix Rig

Designed, built and developed by Gp. Capt. Bunny Smith in an attempt to maximise the windward performance of the Junk Rig. Click here to see a photo of the Fenix Rig.

Reddish Rig

Designed, built and developed by Vincent Reddish, a JRA member, and successfully used for long-distance cruising on his Vertue 26. Described in JRA publications.

Hi-Power Rig

Designed by John Christian for Newbridge Boats, who previously used Hasler/Kingfisher-style sailplans. A tall, heavy rig with poor windward ability.

       " ...there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in junk-rigged boats" 
                                                               - the Chinese Water Rat

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