70cm detailed model the schooner...
70cm detailed model the schooner Eleonora Westward - an exact replica of the 1910 racing schooner, the Westward. Some assembly required.
The Elanora Westwood is an exact replica of the racing schooner, Westward. The Westward was launched in 1910 as hull number 692 in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA and 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 comfort and space – and an unforgettable cruising and relaxation experience. Eleonora was 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 2000, 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. Eleonora shows astonishing beauty under sail, her slender hull cutting a pathway through the sea, an elegant combination of beauty and power.