Extracting the contents, I paused at the first photo. The hull shape was striking: its winged flair reminded me of the VX One, our newly anointed Boat of the Year Award winner—funny how history repeats itself. But the boat sure looked funny with a big ‘ol lanteen rig. The next picture I found, the boat sporting a more normal looking sloop rig, made much more sense: it actually looked like it would be fun to sail. I’d never heard of the Flying Saucer, nor had I ever seen one in the flesh, so I had to find out what it was all about.