Boating News

Shipping Out

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Boating News | 0 comments

The factory has been hard at work pumping out multiple fleet orders for 7.5’s and 10’s. A total of ten FT 7.5 are finishing production and shipping to Toronto where they will be commissioned and distributed throughout the Great Lakes.  Nation One Design Sailing Academy and Flying Tiger Boats will be on scene with more pictures and updates. Photo Gallery...

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San Diego NOOD- Videos, Results and More

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Boating News | 0 comments

A total of nine Flying Tigers were registered for the 2014 San Diego NOOD presented by Sperry Top-Siders. The five FT 10’s played just a few miles outside the bay taking advantage of the good breeze and downwind waves. Meanwhile, the four FT 7.5’s raced out of Coronado Yacht Club in south bay where the kelp is limited and the ocean breeze is still present. Typical Southern California conditions brought 10-12 knots of steady NW breeze and warm temperatures. Paul and Julie McPherson on Niuhi brought home the gold in the FT 10 class followed by John Harrop on Justice. With the recent addition of three FT 10’s into Dana Point the FT 10 class is once again bringing in good numbers and will be sailing the LBRW as a class. In the South Bay Tom Hirsh on Flying Tiger Boats Racing finished atop followed by David Cattle on Tigress. Big shout out to David and crew for stepping on the FT 7.5 for the first time Saturday morning and bringing some good competition to the fleet. Thanks to SDYC, CYC, Sperry Top-Sider and everyone else who made this such a great event. Cynthia Sinclair Photos Tim Wilkes Photos FT 7.5...

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FT 7.5 San Diego NOOD Charter

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Boating News | 0 comments

Flying Tiger Boats has one FT 7.5 available for charter in the San Diego NOODs. We will likely be racing in a “Fast 20” fleet with four FT 7.5’s and a couple U-20’s (possible more). The race in Saturday and Sunday March 15-16 out of the Coronado Yacht Club. Contact Flying Tiger Boats for more details. http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=937

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From the Factory

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Boating News | 0 comments

With a 10 boat order for Canada and a 12 boat order for China the factory is firing on all cylinders! This is the first boat out of the mold for the Canadian order, notice the blue stripping. She’s off to get her interior painted then get matched with her deck and hardware. National One Design Sailing Academy will be using their new Tigers 7 days a week teaching basic sailing through advanced racing. If you live in the great lakes area of Canada give one of their five locations a call. The FT 7.5 was the right choice for 1DSailing because of the boats extra large cockpit, stability and...

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Lake Lanier Sailing Club FT Weekends

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Boating News | 0 comments

This 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. The regatta organizer for LLSC Jeff Freeman, has more registrations for the February regatta. We expect to have Solitary from Chicago and Tiger from Florida in attendance. We are definitely encouraging anyone wanting some great winter racing and exceptional sailing camaraderie to get down to Lake Lanier for the rest of the series. Lake Lanier Sailing Club is providing free storage for all regatta participants for the whole winter and the Club has excellent launching, hauling and mast stepping facilities. Many members have offered to billet regatta participants and with the great support of Zhik, this is one of the least expensive regattas you’ll find anywhere. There are still 3 weekends of great racing left, so why not get your boat down to Lanier and join the fun. Give Jeff Freeman a call at 678-971-7080 or e-mail him at jfreeman3@gmail.com for all the logistics. Come join the Zhik Flying Tiger fun at Lake Lanier Sailing Club this...

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10 Boat Delivery to National One Design Sailing Academy

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Boating News | 0 comments

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. Flying Tiger Boats is also excited to announce National One Design Sailing Academy as the dealer for all new FT 10’s and FT 7.5’s into Canada. Stay tuned for more exciting news on the FT 7.5 fleet growth and 1Dsailings...

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