What’s in A Rig? The Junk Rig

By: Sailboat Rigs, Sailboats

What’s in a Rig Series #3 There’s probably no rig more fascinating than the junk rig. Long before Columbus’ time, early as the 10th century, the Chinese were making their way through the oceans with a rig that has amazingly stood the test of the time. There are many who feel that this very old but very innovative sail plan is superior to the more popular and ubiquitous sloop rig and others.