Flying Goose is the new flagship of the Oceanie Sailing Foundation sail training fleet.
Flying Goose is a historic 56-foot aluminum ocean racing vessel. She was designed and built in 1978 by Robert Derecktor as his personal yacht. A pioneer in aluminum boat building technology, Mr. Derecktor was a partner with Ted Turner in the construction of multiple Americas Cup sailboats, and was the original founder of Derecktor Shipyards, located in Mamaroneck, New York and Dania, Florida. He equipped Flying Goose with a retracting bulb keel, one of the first of its kind. She was completely refit in 2005.
Flying Goose was the inaugural vessel of the international Superyacht races called the “Bucket Regattas”, having been one of the three vessels that made up the first race of what was called the “Nantucket Bucket” in 1982. The Bucket Regattas today sail out of NewPort and St. Barths with a fleet of over 30 boats ranging in size from 88 to over 216 feet.
Acquisition of Flying Goose was made possible through the generosity of Daniel van Starrenburg, avid sailor, accomplished racing skipper, and CEO of SavATree Corporation.
Boat Name: Flying Goose
Builder: Derecktor Shipyards, Mamaroneck, NY
Year Built/Launched: 1977/1978
Length Over All (LOA): 56 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 0 in
Draft: 7 ft 6 in / 11 ft 7 in
Displacement: 33045 lbs
Sail Area: Genoa: 1158.8 Sq Ft.
Sail Area: Mainsail: 783.5 Sq ft.
Sail Area: Asym. Spinnaker: 1829.3 Sq. Ft.
Sail Area: Sym. Spinnaker: 2191.6 Sq. Ft.