Full Flower Moon
Come aboard the Schooner Freda B for our distinctive once-a-month sail in honor of the full moon! Underway for a leisurely full moon sail, take in views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, and Angel Islands, all while experiencing the magic of the sunset and the moonrise.
In most areas, flowers are abundant during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names similarly reflect the warming of the Spring and the coming Summer: the Corn Planting Moon and the Milk Moon.
History of the Vessel: Schooner Freda B
The legendary East Coast naval architect, Charles Wittholtz designed the schooner, originally commissioned as the Spirit of St Augustine. Treworgy Yachts of Florida built Freda B in steel and she launched in 1991. Her traditional gaff-rigged design was intended for comfortable offshore passage-making between New England and Key West with well-appointed accommodations.
Renowned for its grace and elegance, the Gaff schooner has inspired artists, poets, and sailors for almost two centuries. Freda B was called Liberty during many of her eighteen years of service. Before she was brought to the Pacific Ocean shores, guests up and down the East Coast enjoyed her stable grace and comfort.
The transit from Miami, Florida to Sausalito, California was accomplished in two steps. First on the deck of a huge freighter via the Panama Canal, taking only two weeks to arrive in Ensenada, Mexico. After which, it took just three days to sail her through the beautiful Golden Gate and to her new home port.
Liberty was lovingly restored, christened Freda B, and is the well-maintained yacht our guests have come to know. Once onboard, guests may relax and let the experienced crew take them sailing on the San Francisco Bay and beyond. We always welcome our guests to join in, hoist sails and take a turn at the helm. Our crew is enthusiastic about what they do and loves to share sailing on the San Francisco Bay.