Just one of the many books I accumulated when rebuilding Mignonne.
The Chinese or junk rig is incomparably safe, seamanlikeand easy to handle
and regarded by many as the ultimate cruising rig.
These were the reasons why I, when rebuilding Mignonne decided
to rig her with a Junk Sail.
When it came to finding out how to design
and build the rig, the only place I where I could find all
the information I needed.
Not only does 'PJR' examine
the design and aerodynamic theory behind junk rigs but it discusses how
to sail them.
It outlines the rig, theprinciples that underlie it,
considers possible alternative shapes and arrangements and analyses
performance, all assisted by a wealth of detailed line illustrations.
It covers everything from designingthe Sailplan, types
and dimensions of Masts, how the Partners and MastStep should be
arranged, to how to set up the Rigging and design andimplement the
Cockpit and Deck Layout.
Every thing is covered from Yards, Battens, and
Booms to The Sheets, Ghosters and LightningConductors.
This encyclopaedic volume, synthesizing 25 years
of research and development of the junk rig as adapted to Western
craft, examines the rig itself, its design, the aerodynamic theory
behind it,and how best to sail it.
It is a work which has been welcomed
by the growing number of yachtsmen and designers throughout the world
who already enjoy the benefits of junk rig or who wish to do so.
It also considers possible alternative shapes
and arrangements and analyses performance,
This is the most comprehensive work on the
It is, by many considered to be THE handbook on junk rigs
for anyone interested in the subject.