Can the Maltese Falcon sail upwind?
- Posted on [October 5, 2008 ] @ 1:00 pm
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I’ve seen the Maltese Falcon sail through the Bay 3 times now. First, last Saturday when it made it’s grand entrance. And once yesterday and then again today.
A ton of boats came out to see the 289 ft monster make it’s debut, and some guy actually crashed tacked into Tom Perkins’ boat.
Here are some photos I took from my deck. Click for hi-res.
Heading downwind along the city-front:
And here is the Maltese Falcon as it heads up on a beam reach over towards Richmond:
I haven’t seen the boat sail upwind yet. They only seem sail downwind, douse the sails, and motor back. Is it impossible to short tack this 289 ft yacht up the city front?
Update at 6pm: I just saw the Maltese Falcon sail upwind behind Alcatraz.