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On a recent trip to the Carib, we happened upon the Maltese Falcon, the latest project of Gazillionaire Tom Perkins. For perspective, in the second shot that's a 57 foot charter cat approaching.
She had had her yards aligned fore and aft, and as we approached they began to square them up - they can be trimmed 180 degrees apparently. The squaresails unfurl at the center from inside the mast. She has exceeded 20 knots under sail and is targeting 25.

At the 2007 megayacht regatta in Antigua, she flew off the breeze but lost much ground "wearing ship" on the upwind legs.

Too weird for some, but interesting just the same.
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Itís interesting to see that the yards are all parallel to each other on a mast. I wonder if under sail they can adjust each yard separately. The wind speed increases as you get father away from the surface so on a true square rigger each yard is trimmed differently then the one below it so you can maintain the same angle of attack to the apparent wind from the bottom yard all the way to the top one.
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Good point, RG. I'm not certain, but think each unstayed rig is rigid and simply rotates as a unit. Apparently the deflection of the rigs in a good breeze is quite impressive.
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FASTER "Apparently the deflection of the rigs in a good breeze is quite impressive."

Quite impressive meaning lack of it or significant pressence of it?

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Unfortunately we only saw her at anchor near the Tobago Cays but I'm told it bends considerably under load.Not surprising when you consider the forces that must be at play. There is a good article on this boat in a recent issue of Yachting Monthly magazine.
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I recently read an article in a composites industry magazine about the mast sections. They weigh in excess of 12 ton each. They have sensors in the mast to read the load applied so they don't over load them.
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Month or so back we were berthed next door to Athena which is the boat MF replaced as largest privately owned sailing yacht. That was gobb smacking enough although she is much more traditional in design than MF.

ps - the masts rotate, the yards are fixed. There was a doco on Fox late last year which showed them in action. One of them goes straight through the main saloon.
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ps - the masts rotate, the yards are fixed.
That's right. Shown here:

http://www.symaltesefalcon.com/image...gn_concept.htm

Home page with more info / images:

http://www.symaltesefalcon.com/

I've read that the charter cost is 325K to 335K euros per week. Can I have 5 minutes please?
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