Eleonora took part in this years Round The Island Race, which was held in July 2012 .
Ben Ainslie took part by sailing on board this 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 one of the most famous and best known racing schooners in the world for her time.
Eleonora was built at the Van der Graaf shipyard in Holland and launched in March 2000.
Eleonora shows astonishing beauty under sail, her slender hull cutting a pathway through the sea, an elegant combination of beauty and power a beautifull sight to behold.
Ben commented , I've taken part in quite a few Round the Island races down the years but I've never experienced anything quite like I did on Saturday when I was fortunate enough to CO-helm Eleonora, a stunning 162ft classic schooner, in the annual sprint around the Isle of Wight.
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