Herreshoff “Elena”

Herreshoff “Elena” Specifications:

LOA: 180′ 5″ * LOD: 136′ 6″ * LWL: 96′ 0″ * Beam: 26′ 8″ * Draft: 17′ 0″ * Ballast: * Displacement: 216 Tons
Sail Area Upwind: 1.180 m2 * Yard Number: 706/Y103 * Hull material: Steel * Rig: Schooner * Designer: N.G. Herreshoff * Built by: FACTORIA NAVAL DE MARIN Galicia, Spain * Year Built: 2009 * Restored By: * Current Name: Elena * Original Owner: * Current Owner: * Sail Number:

Known Racing History: ?

Known Restoration History:

Historical:

The Original

April 24, 1911, the New York Times recorded Elena’s launch: “The new steel racing yacht Elena, built for former Commodore Morton F Plant of the New York Yacht Club, went down the marine railway at the Herreshoff works to water today to the accompaniment of strains of orchestral music and the cheers of a score of the owner’s personal friends from New York. The Elena is named for Queen Helena of Italy. She is 135ft long overall and 96ft on the waterline, with a beam of 27ft 6in and 17ft draft.”

The Replica

A replica of the 1911 Herreshoff schooner Elena has been built in Galicia in northwest Spain, July 2009.

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