Jzerro, A Seriously Good Proa

Russell Brown has made a few rigging tweaks to his Jzerro and now it sails even better.

I took these photos almost 10 years ago when Jzerro was hauling out in Auckland, NZ.


  1. I believe that the fore and backstay attachment points on the bows have been moved so that the stays are more vertical.

  2. Videos like this render all the millions of words about proa types, theoretical configurations etc. redundant. Just LOOK at how that boat sails - I can't imagine many things come close for simply experiencing the joy of sailing for sailings' sake. I like to imagine that Russ Brown has a qualitative approach design rather than crunching numbers to the nth degree.


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