Fun, Fast San Francisco Sailing Charters "Flying Tiger" is a 36-foot Soverel sloop. Flying Tiger was custom built by Mark Soverel for offshore racing in the SORC (Southern Ocean Racing Circuit).
Flying Tiger was built for Mark Soverel's father (a pilot and a Princeton alumni - thus the name). Raced professionally for several years by Soverel Marine, Flying Tiger was later shipped to California. On the west coast, Flying Tiger has been sailed to Alaska and Mexico and raced extensively in San Francisco Bay.
I have owned Flying Tiger for over twelve years. Because I have sailed her extensively on San Francisco Bay, I know the boat extremely well and have her perfectly balanced for all conditions. She is an easy boat for new sailors and a fast rocket-ship for the experienced sailors. She is very responsive and sails well to a light touch.
Flying Tiger is designed to the IOR (International Offshore Racing) rule. She is very stable upwind, with an adjustable mast that allows the mainsail to flatten and drive upwind "like she is on rails". Off the wind the boat is fast and her tall rig allows for the use of a masthead spinnaker for racing.
Flying Tiger is berthed in Sausalito. Flying Tiger loves the San Francisco breeze and is faster than most other charter boats on the San Francisco Bay.
Flying Tiger is ideal for San Francisco sailing charters. Whether navigating under the Golden Gate Bride or gently sailing around Angel Island, Flying Tiger provides a fast, enjoyable, safe and memorable adventure.
Length 36 ft
Beam 10 ft 8 inches
Draft 6 ft 6 inches
Displacement 14,500 lbs, Ballast is 8,200 lbs lead
Mast height 51 ft, double spreader
Navtec stainless steel rod rigging
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
Full batten mainsail with double reefs
Spectra check stays
Lewmar 55, two speed, self tailing winches
GPS, speed and depth instrumentation
Electric anchor windlass
Yanmar 30 HP 3 cylinder diesel engine
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