The Maltese Falcon is one of the largest privately-owned sailing yachts in the world at 289 feet, similar to Athena and Eos. She was sold in 2009 to Elena Ambrosiadou. Wikipedia
San Francisco Fleet Week, my favorite week of the year in the city, starts tomorrow. This week reliably boasts the best weather, air show, and boats in the harbor. Two years ago when Tom Perkins still owned the Maltese Falcon, I was thrilled to get up close and boat around it.