An epic turnout for SCHOONER DAY

With the Superyacht Cup in full flow (22nd-25th June) in the bay of Palma Wednesday brought us what has been tagged as ‘Schooner Day’. Boasting 7 schooners on the start line, the most seen on any start in Mediterranean waters for many years and certainly the largest number of schooners of this quality for decades. The schooners include:

Elena – 55 metre 2 masted Herreshoff design created to beat the famous Westward back in the day

Eleonora –  50 metre 2 masted Herreshoff design built as a replica to Westward

Shenandoah – 55 metre Theodore and Ferris design 3 masted schooner

Naema – Arguably based on the 40 metre Mylne 2-masted Schooner Panda

Kelpie of Falmouth – 23 metre 2 masted schooner designed by Ford, Payne & Swiesguth of New York

Germania Nova – 60 metre Max Oertz designed 2 masted schooner

Mariette – 40  metre Herreshoff design 2 masted schooner

And what a site for those fortunate enough to crew or watch from a distance. Who won? Who cares!!! Check out Claire Matches photos who took to the sky and captured the day. More on her website at:

Also some photos on board Mariette during a pre-race practise day…..


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