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Falcon’s Bay Visit Depends on Her Sub

For those who heard Belvedere’s Tom Perkins say on KQED’s Forum that he might bring his 289-ft Dyna-Rig Maltese Falcon to the Bay in May, we’ve got a clarification.

"I don’t know yet whether Falcon will make the trip to the Bay," Perkins wrote Latitude, "as it all depends on the completion date for the submarine that Hawkes Ocean Technology of Richmond is building for us. We’d like to pick the sub up during the May window, as it’s the only time that would fit in our schedule."

Tom Perkins wants to pick up his submarine in Richmond before heading off for Fiji.

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That’s because Falcon is headed to the Pacific for the rest of the year. "I’m leaving this weekend to sail Falcon from the Eastern Caribbean to Panama and through the Canal. We’re going to spend ’08 in the Pacific, and I’ll be doing most of the long passages. Hopefully we’ll have the sub aboard for dives in Fiji."

Perkins reports that Falcon has already done three of her eight weeks of charters for the year, and will be coming back to the Med and the Caribbean in ’09.

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