Malay jongs - The joy of tiny traditional sailing boats

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by AnthonyW, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. AnthonyW
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  2. AnthonyW
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    Hi Doug

    I have to smile - I thought of your exploits with your boats and have this tune in my head : "... if you liked it you should have put a wing [foil] on it...." .

    Looks like a nice tradition - lets hope they keep it alive and it takes with the youth there.

    Ant
     
  3. Doug Lord
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    Anthony, there is some extraordinary video of those boats on this site somewhere showing them going like a bat out of hell. Maybe it would show up on a youtube search. If you haven't seen it you will be blown away! I'm not sure they could go much faster even with foils.....
     
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    I've searched and searched and found this-gives some idea of how fast these little boats can be:
     
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    More high speed:
     

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