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".

461 photo(s) Updated on: 14 Feb 2017
  • Langsyne, Roberts? 38, Junk Rig, Foremast
  • Langsyne, Roberts? 38, Junk Rig, Foremast
  • Ashiki, Susie and Gary's Benford Dory, at the inaugural Australian JRA junket near Gosford, NSW, March 2015.
  • Graham Cox's Arion at the "unofficial" Australian JRA junket near Gosford NSW.
  • Zebedee and La Chica, Mahurangi New Zealand 2015
  • Zebedee, Footprints, and La Chica, Mahurangi Regatta New Zealand, January 2015
  • SV Fly on first sailing off Dartmouth UK. Both sails reefed.
  • SV Fly. Mainsail as per Arne's design has just been fitted.
  • SV Fly. Foresail as per Slieve's split design has just been rigged.
  • SV Fly crossing the railway at Kingswear. 36' steel owner built vessel based on a Brent Swain design.
  • SV Fly being lowered into the River Dart
  • Soso, bamboo junk rig build in Thailand.
  • Soso bamboo junk rig build in Thailand
  • Vanharouva with her 2014 dogdoghouse
  • Vanharouva in her 2014 shape with new dogdoghouse, or the high-rise as Oscar keeps calling her.Note the three part companionway door with folds into a neat packet under the doorstep.
  • Alloy Junk on Loch Oich August 2014.
  • burryport estuary on hylas
  • out in burryport estuary on hylas
  • Madam Wong Center Pilot House
  • Colvin Oothoon "Madam Wong" with Colvin Junk Rig
  • Colvin Oothoon Junk "Madam Wong" bow shot
  • Colvin Oothoon Junk "Madam Wong" with shallow keel.
  • Madam Wong starboard side in dry dock New Zealand
  • Pelican, Norwalk Island Sharpie 29, Sunbird Rig, Townsville Australia.
  • Pelican, Norwalk Island Sharpie, Sunbird Rig. Townsville Australia, Magnetic Island in background.
  • she will need some beach pebble ballast
  • the front is a great shape
  • the original YANMAR three cilinder diesel needed a rebuild, because there was'nt any compresion rings were broken and seized, a man in cornwell reengineered the pistons and rings runs nice now
  • bottom done about 450 hours still a long way to go
  • a lot of work went into the clean up
  • she hardly made a ripple
  • SUNFUNG and HONG KONG carved in the stern
  • i am sure all these ropes do something
  • they are going to look great on the boat wish i new more about rigging
  • 5 battens made from bamboo i think the sails will need replacing but i am going to try them first
  • Kingfisher off dartmouth june 2014
  • Detail of attaching main sheet to the batten. Note batten cut at the bamboo joint and reinforced with fishing line. Thicker part of bamboo at the leech.
  • Commodore's Pillar 将军柱 attachs the mainsheet to the hull. Note 2 separate block systems to control the upper and lower part of the main sail, believe to control the twist of the sail
  • Detail of batten parrel made of stainless steel wire and hardwood roller in a Hong Kong junk
  • A Hong Kong junk modified for touring, displayed in a boatshow in China. The sail area is reduced
  • Hong Kong junk of 30+ years old modified for touring
  • Illustration of Salt Junk from "Essai sur le Construction Navale des Peuples Extra-Europeenne" by Francois-Edmond Paris.
  • Catboat with junk rig . This is the first raising of the sail and I have lots to do but so far so good! Thanks for all the encouragement. mast !
  • Image 3 of 3 - 'China Girl' 30 seconds, hook down and tidying up ready to inflate the dinghy.
  • Image 2 of 3 - 'China Girl', 15 seconds, foresail down...
  • Image 1 of 3 - Single-hander Mike Abrahams's Freedom 35 (old style) 'China Girl' arriving in Morgat, France, August 2014. Under power, preparing to anchor.
  • Redwing broad reach
  • Redwing
  • sailing back into burryport harbour
  • sailing inthe estuary burryport
  • sailing back into burryport harbour
  • motoring out of burryport on hylas
  • While motoring Paradox (see next image) into Port Rhu, Douarnenez, we spotted this junk on a dumb-bell mooring by the entrance. Not seen anyone on board yet. No name seen and no idea what design.
  • Paradox of Plym, formerly a Freedom 39 and now a schooner junk, in Port Rhu, Douarnenenez, France, August 2014, sandwiched between two local sail training ships. Kids on each having a whale of a time.
  • 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
  • Trim tab sketch
  • Redwing showing camber and sheeting setup.
  • Redwing with Mt Warning in the distance.
  • Redwing with 6 panels and a good following breeze.
  • TIN HAU's rudder
       " ...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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