the joy of tiny sailboats

an interesting video about malay jongs – tiny little sailboats.

jongs

For centuries the Malays in South East Asia have been racing jongs, or miniature wooden sailing boats. The sport has been dying out in recent years, but volunteers are determined to keep their tradition alive.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/embed/p06tlgdq/46423181

(I can’t the video to embed here… click the link above to see the video)

h/t: BBC article

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5 Responses to “the joy of tiny sailboats”


  1. 1 meolo2002 December 7, 2018 at 3:18 am

    I’ts a very interesting post.. Should be introduced as sport in our countries also. In europe there’s the 1 foot and the one meter class, but they are not so diffused, and are more like a RC enthusiast sport.

    • 2 my2fish December 7, 2018 at 5:50 am

      Yeah, everything I’ve seen prior to that video was always radio controlled sailboats. Still interesting… but the simplicity of the Malay jong is certainly appealing and adds a bit of a challenge to racing them.

  2. 3 Allan Milo December 8, 2018 at 12:04 am

    They’re cool looking little boats.

  3. 4 Clyde Osterhout December 11, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    The smaller the boat, the more time you actually spend sailing! My Minifish is just right for this particular senior citizen!


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