Photo Gallery

The pictures below are 'thumbnails' of photographs which have been uploaded by members to show their boat or details of her junk sail/s or rigging. The idea is to provide a quick way of seeing:

  • the huge range of boats (mono-hulls and multihulls) that can be built for or converted to junk, and
  • the variety of rigs, from single sail to schooner, flat-panelled to cambered

How to use

Where members gave their images captions, extracts appear below; roll over it to see the full text. Click an image to enlarge it, then use the 'Next' and 'Back' buttons to scroll. Images shuffle along as new ones are added.


Please try to give each image a caption so we know whose boat it is, her name, model, length, type of rig and any further info, eg "... showing her downhaul system".

522 photo(s) Updated on: 11 Jul 2024
  • Mango Moon in new paint, 2016. The hard dodger an canvas, clears give a very comfortable area in just about any weather.
  • Mango Moon, new paint, 2016.
  • Invictus - Investigator 823 - Mort Bay Balmain. Just west of Goat Island and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • Invictus - Investigator 823 - Triabunna Tasmania
  • Invictus - Investigator 823 - Hen and Chicken Bay, Sydney Harbour.
  • Invictus - Investigator 823 - Hen and Chicken Bay, Sydney Harbour.
  • Invictus - Investigator 823 - Hen and Chicken Bay, Sydney Harbour.
  • Nereid, owned by Sanna Ruponen, near Bozburun, Marmaris
  • Nereid, owned by Sanna Ruponen, near Bozburun, Marmaris
  • Nereid, owned by Sanna Ruponen, near Bozburun, Marmaris.Photo shot by Carl with his drone camera.
  • Nereid, owned by Sanna Ruponen, in Bozburun bay, Marmaris
  • Nereid, owned by Sanna Ruponen, half way from Marmaris to Bozburun. Photo shot by Rolf.
  • M/S Olivebank, a MARCON Claymore 30, converted to junk rig by Peter Tripp prior to 1988. Currently berthed at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, USA.
  • M/S Olivebank sailing off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. One, if not the only Claymore 30 in the United States.
  • M/S Olivebank, Chinese schooner rig, off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, summer 2017.
  • M/S Olivebank mentioned in Anthony Bailey's books, Thousand Dollar Yacht, and Sailing the Coast of Summer, illustrated by Peter Tripp.
  • M/S Olivebank sailing off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA, summer, 2017. Battens are bamboo.
  • The sail is rigged and looking pretty darn good. I do think the batten parrels look a little on the thin side though.
  • North Atlantic 29 , with my buddy Bert helping me make sense of the mainsheet.
  • As you can see , the previous owner added an intermediate top batten.
  • Madam Wong at Hardy Reef, GBR. When the wind died inside the lagoon, the horizon and seas becomes one. LOA 16.7m, Thomas Colvin stretched K'ung Fu Tse with center pilothouse.
  • Ruffles Spray, a Bruce Roberts Spray 38 Classic, sailing into Tranquil Bay, Nidri, Lefkada, Greece June 2015
  • Santiana by St. Michael's Mount competing in the PASAB race alongside the big cats!
  • SATU on port tack
  • SATU circa 1975
  • First trial with the flat sail with hinges, most of the design by David Tyler.
  • Graham Cox's Arion at the "unofficial" Australian JRA junket near Gosford NSW.
  • Soso, bamboo junk rig build in Thailand.
  • Soso bamboo junk rig build in Thailand
  • sailing to Brancaster with my new split rig sail made from a £25 polytarp, sail past all expectations some flutter in the top panel put a little tuck in the leech problem solved
  • Redwing with 6 panels and a good following breeze.
  • Wing sail, as found on Martin Bleu's blog.
  • Martin Bleu's wing sail schooner
  • North Atlantic 29. Junk rig on Mahogany and oak cold moulded hull. Designed by "Blondie" Hasler (with Angus Primrose N.A.) as a cruising version of "Jester".
  • Junk photographed in Xiamen Harbour, China, by Jill Knight during her singlehanded circumnavigation aboard Cooee in the early 90s
  • Ashiki in light winds off Fremantle WA.
  • August 2013. Peregrine of Greifswald.
  • August 2013. Peregrine racing: "STARBOARD!"
  • August 2013. Peregrine, a happy ship. She has an electric halyard winch, and her sheet is divided in an upper and a lower part.
  • August 2013. Peregrine of Greifswald racing. Her 80sqm cambered panel sail surely is powerful...
  • August 2013 Peregrine racing with one reef. Notice her well-balanced rudder, even when heeling over 30deg
  • Beating up wind off Fremantle yesterday, we came across "Blue Destiny", the only other junk in W Australia. They tacked over to us to say g'day.
  • Wing n Wing, would love to stay but really must be going
  • Sea Elf on the Chesapeake Bay.
  • 20130807 Frøken Sørensen showing off all her 7 panels. The sail needs to be stretched a bit along batten 1 and maybe batten 2. Sail catchers not yet fitted. Owner: Arne K
  • 20130807. Frøken Sørensen. Note the yard extension (a piece of batten tube) as a guard against the yard falling forward of the topping lift when only 3-up...
  • 'Gecko' for sale again - see Swap, Sell or Buy.
  • .. Edward Hooper's Amiina during the RTI Race at 1.6.2013. Here at the Needles...
  • Lexia practising crossing the line...
  • The race leader at the time of this upload is on the left, Branec IV.
  • Lexia well reefed for the gusty SW conditions. Jonathan showing off his close quarters waving and sailing skills.
  • Lexia hanging around the 2013 OSTAR start line with HMS Somerset waiting to start the race.
  • Malliemac returning from her maiden voyage running down the river Ribble
  • Mallie showing twist in the sail, but is this right? Bilge boards are raised when sailing downwind.
  • Mallie's first sail in Preston dock
  • Mallie's first sail in Preston dock
       " ...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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