Eleonora is an
exact replica of the schooner Westward. Westward was
launched on March 31, 1910 as hull number 692 at the
Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. in Bristol, Rhode
Island, USA. She was arguably one of the most famous
and best known racing schooners in the world. She
was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, the
‘Wizard of Bristol’, the designer of the America’s
Cup defenders which turned back all six challenges
from 1893 to 1920. Westward was undoubtedly the
fastest schooner in the world in 1910 and in the
following years. With Captain Charlie Barr, who was
one of the finest racing skippers in the world at
her helm, she sailed successfully against racing
yachts like Britannia, Lulworth, Meteor II, and won
numerous trophies. For thirty seven years, Westward
had graced the yachting scene and represented all
that was best in yacht design and workmanship.
Eleonora not only follows Westward’s heritage of big
schooners racing but she also offers with her
comfort and space unforgettable cruising and
built at the Van der Graaf shipyard in Holland and
was launched in March 2000.
Now her flag and home port is London, UK. Since then, she has
successfully participated in a number of classic
sailing regattas and hosted on board a number of
high profile guests during her charter activities.
astonishing beauty under sail, her slender hull
cutting a pathway through the sea, an elegant
combination of beauty and power.
hundred years after the launch of Westward, we are
again able to appreciate the awesome majesty and
grandeur of this superb classic sailing yacht
underway, sails filled as she surges forward, her
white wake streaming behind.
With no sacrifice
to luxurious standards of comfort, her staterooms
and the entire interior display the ambience and
elegance of another age.