Pa Yeng, 12.5m Jonque de Plaisance Ars en Ré

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Pa Yeng, 12.5m Jonque de Plaisance Ars en Ré
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The Jonque de Plaisance family

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Various articles

Dimitri wrote a number of articles for Loisirs Nautiques, these are in french and can be viewed on this page.

Articles et informations supplementaires de Dimitri

The Videos

La Grand Halte, 12.5m. Fine tuning at La Rochelle, c.1986 :

Dimitri: “I tried to take everything I had seen in the Far East that I liked in sailing junks and that I thought adaptable to a boat in Europe.”

Presented as one of the most economical and safest sailings, the junk makes a spectacular entry into the La Rochelle sailing world. Two models under construction at the maritime constructions of the Pertuis, on material: timber. Worked here by professionals, the models are actually designed as kits for amateur construction. In this spirit the architect wanted to reconcile ease of realisation, comfort, reliability and finally price.

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The jonque Pa Yeng at Ars en Ré today (12.5m)

Lakatao, 12.5m sailing junk, somewhere in the southern hemisphere

Feng Zheng, jonque de plaisance (14.25m)

Cybèle, 12.5m at La Rochelle, prior to her transfer to Sète

Tribute to Geoff Proven who sailed a long time onboard DUMA (and other sailboats) in Scotland.

Geoff, Duma's skipper

Geoff passed away in December 2018 and is greatly missed. How does one speak about a man larger-than-life who had so many interests and passions and who excelled in so many fields? He was a seasoned sailor, an engineer, an inventor, a musician, a motorbike racer, but with Geoff there is always more. His love of life was contagious and touched many.

Chinese Junk DUMA sails home from Dalai Lama’s Holy Island: “Just me and Benny the dog aboard as crew, sailing the beautiful wooden Jonque De Plaisance “DUMA” homewards enjoying a perfect day, the sea, the wind, and fine Scottish mountains, islands and Jura Malt Whisky. Zen sailing at its best folks.”

Chinese junk Duma’s fine bow wave at 12 knots: “Short clip of Duma the JDP 12.5m Junk tearing along off Scotland’s west coast- JOY! Her foresail is backwinded slightly by the mainsail (twice as big) aft, but still she flies along. I love this boat.”

Gybe a Chinese junk by squeezebox remote control: Gentle sailing home in January 2009 from Arran and Holy Island aboard “Duma” the Chinese Junk. Cap’n Geoff whistled up a wind from nowhere using the magic squeezebox technique, then gybed the foresail on the chord change. All acoustic, organic and comedic, but true!