Following a trip to Villefranche sur Mer while Ester was between regattas Alastair has produced this painting of her just off the ‘Phare du cap Ferrat’ lighthouse, as often happens in autumn, the precipitous background to the coastline often gives rise to dramatic cloud formations and light conditions in this scene. This Limited Edition series […]
Ester is a 15 metre fin keel racing yacht from the very beginning of the 20th century. In the late 1930s, she disappeared and was lost. In 2016 she was rediscovered 164 feet below the surface of the sea in the north of Sweden.
With the support of her owners, Bo Eriksson and Per Hellgren have begun a project that will see the rebirth of a very unusual yacht. The team expect to be preparing for sea trials in late 2018 and hope to see Ester’s official relaunch in Monaco in 2019.
Ester was launched and sailed over a few days across the south of France to Monaco by Laurence, France and Emmanuel. They were accompanied by Ulf and Pia assisting them and supporting where necessary. Having arrived in Monaco, Ester was moored next to a large array of yachts of varying sizes, from 12′ Dinghies to […]