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Recent Paper Jet Launchings
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This page will show the most recent Paper Jet launchings, for builders to show off their projects. Please send me your photos if you have launched your PJ and don't see her here.

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Paper Jet Sail #049
Launched summer 2013

Builder: Antonio Colozzi
Ancona, Italy
Built from plans
Sails by: ?

Antonio is in Northern Italy, near to Trieste. He built his Paper Jet from plans and has fitted aluminium spars.

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Paper Jet Sail #027
Launched July 2013

Builder: Michael Hauser
Whidbey Island, WA, USA
Kit supplier: DDYD
Sails by: Baxter Sails

Michael is retired and has built his PJ for himself. Here she has the standard rig but he will soon add the Turbo rig to her wardrobe.

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Paper Jet Sail #042
Launched August 2011

Builder: Daniele Pastorino
Florianapolis, Brazil
Kit supplier: Built from plans
Sails by: Velas Cognac

Daniele has used bolted chainplates instead of lashings. It will be interesting to see what differences this makes in the long term.

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Paper Jet Sail #038
Launched August 2011

Builder: Bruno Meyer
Cham, Switzerland
Kit supplier: Metz Boats
Sails by: ?

Bruno and his friend Randall built their PJ with the help of good meals and much wine catered by Bruno's Mom, in whose garage they built her.

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Paper Jet Sail #014
Launched May 2011

Builder: Mauro Bertaccini
Ravenna, Italy
Kit supplier: Nautikit
Sails by: Blue Phoenix

Mauro's self-built PJ "Straniera" has the standard rig with aluminium spars. Here he is readying her for the launch and first sail.

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Paper Jet Sail #050
Launched March 2011

Builder: Matthew Sluyter
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Kit supplier: Built from plans
Sails by: Sobstad

Matthew did a beautiful job of his PJ "Tigger", with carbon accents and aluminium spars.

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Paper Jet Sail #017
Launched August 2010

Builder: Jim Phoenix
Bonney Lake, WA, USA
Kit supplier: TCC
Sails by: Pre-owned Laser 11 sails

Jim has made a nice job of his build, which he documented here.

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Paper Jet Sail #036
Launched mid-2010

Builder: Francois Marti
Sathonay-Camp, France
Kit supplier: Pidgi Kit
Sails by: i-Sails

Francois' PJ is being used as the test platform for developing sail shapes for the Paper Jet class in France.

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Paper Jet Sail #023
Launched September 2009

Builder: Shaun Siebert
Benoni, South Africa
Kit supplier: CKD Boats
Sails by: North Sails

Shaun and his father Andre built their PJ and finished her with this spectacular colour scheme.

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Paper Jet Sail #025
Launched June 2009

Builder: Scott Murphy
Walkerton, IN, USA
Kit supplier: Third Coast Composites
Sails by: Baxter Sails

This was the first boatbuilding project for Scott. He is new to sailing so is working his way up from the Lite rig.

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Paper Jet Sail #013
Launched July 2008

Builder: Bill Stanard
Miami, FL, USA
Kit supplier: Third Coast Composites
Sails by: Baxter Sailmakers

Bill Stanard says that building and sailing "Zipper" has given him the most fun that he has had in years.

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Paper Jet Sail #007
Launched June 2008

Builder: Howdy Bailey Yacht Services
Norfolk, VA, USA
Kit supplier: Third Coast Composites
Sails by: Baxter Sailmakers

Here she is being sailed by Dan Segal for a sailing test article for Wooden Boat Magazine. See the September 2008 issue (#204) for the review.

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Paper Jet Sail #002
Launched June 2008

Builder: Roy Shilton & Dudley Isaac
Knysna, South Africa
Kit supplier: CKD Boats
Sails by: Quantum & North

This PJ is rigged with our jib on a Fireball mast with mainsail salvaged from another skiff design.

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