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Lake Lanier Sailing Club FT Weekends

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FT Lake Lanier.pngThis past weekend, local and visiting sailors gathered at the Lake Lanier Sailing Club near Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2nd weekend regatta of the Zhik Flying Tiger Winter Series. “What a fantastic event!” said Dave Smith, who was driving one of the Canadian entries. “Over the two day weekend regatta, we raced six course races and one 12 mile distance race in picture perfect conditions. (more…)

10 Boat Delivery to National One Design Sailing Academy

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The ink has dried on a purchase order for ten new Flying Tiger 7.5’s to be delivered to National One Design Sailing Academy in the great lakes area of Canada. The FT 7.5 is a perfect fit for 1Dsailing because of its large cockpit, stability and performance. These boat will be on the lakes 7 days a week with students learning both basic sailing and advance racing skills. The first boats will be on the water in the spring of 2014.

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FT 10 Wins 2013 Annual Wirth M. Munroe Fort Lauderdale to Palm Beach Yacht Race

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Alan Jepson and his FT 10 (USA #20) win first in class by several minutes in this years Wirth M. Munroe memorial Yacht Race.The Wirth M. Munroe Memorial Yacht Race is held on the first Friday in December. First sailed in 1957, the race begins the winter ocean racing circuit in South Florida. The course, from Ft. Lauderdale to Palm Beach, presents challenging conditions as yachts must consider the vagaries of the Gulf Stream and the passing of the season’s first frontal systems. (more…)

Used 7.5 Flying Tiger Hits the Market

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Used Flying Tiger for Sale

FT 7.5 number 103 is for sale, she has been outfitted with a Harken furler and mainsail slugs for ease of use. The carbon fiber mast and boom were painted white in 2013 and will last for another 3 years or longer. The bottom was painted using top of the line paint with added graphite in 2012. Sail inventory includes a fat head main, furling head sail and nylon spinnaker that are all in excellent shape. (more…)

FT 7.5 San Diego Fleet

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As of 10/1/12…

We are very excited to welcome two new owners to the San Diego FT 7.5 fleet. The ink has dried on purchase agreements that will send Hull #100 to a new home in Coronado and Hull #102 to her new owner in San Diego. With these additions the 7.5’s now have 4 boats that will actively be sailing SD bay and hitting the course on the weekends. (more…)

FT 10 Wins Class in N2E Race

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This was the first time Abacus (USA8) has tried to do the N2E race (CAT 1) after 4 or 5 SD to Ensenada Races (CAT 2). It almost did not happen since Tim the owner started a new job last sept and was not sure about being able to take the time. Fortunately, the enthusiastic crew plus the “Ohio gang” made it possible. (more…)

First FT 10m Lands in New Zealand

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Westhaven Marine Brokers Ltd around well known Tony Smith and Graham Murray have secured the dealership for the Flying Tiger boats and the first of the boats has now arrived in New Zealand waters and is currently assembled at Pier 21. (more…)

FT 7.5 Arrive in San Diego

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January 2010

The first two Flying Tiger 7.5s offered for purchase in the US will arrive in San Diego next week with sea trails to begin shortly thereafter.List price of the FT 7.5 is $43,500 (FOB Xiamen) and includes a complete set of sails from Neil Pryde. The standard mainsail and jib are built of Aramid and the asymmetrical spinnaker is of Nylon. (more…)