Type of Sail: Spinnaker

Age: A few decades old

Material: Rip-stop Nylon

Lived in: The Piraeus

Distance Travelled: Thousands of miles

Places most visited: Piraeus, Sweden, the Balearics, Cowes

Sail Number: E 3131

This is from the yawl IVANHOE a beautiful story of a beautiful sail, heavy with history.

From ClassicYacht.info: Originally named “Havsornen II” (Sea Eagle) for the Olympic medallist Sven Salen he proved her to be a fast ocean racer by winning many regattas.
Ivanhoe first came to the Mediterranean in the sixties when she seduced another Olympic medallist, King Constantine of Greece, who skippered her succesfully in a series of races before returning to northern waters.

In 1991 she has been restored in Belliure of Spain and after a further 10 years went on to be refitted at Gweek Quay of Falmouth, UK in 2002/3. Now (2015) Ivanhoe is coming back to the Mediterranean scene and available for anyone wanting to experience classic sailing.

More info and pictures: here