Yacht name: Blue Bird
Formerly: Blue Bird IV -> Sterope -> Janick
Length: 104 ft • 32 m
Rebuild: Astilleros de Mallorca • 2007
Architect: GL Watson
Photo: NT • Monaco Grand Prix • May 2009
Blue Bird has a long and interesting history. She was originally commissioned as an ocean-going yacht for Sir Malcolm Campbell's treasure hunting ambitions. But World War II put an end to those plans and she was requisitioned and took part in the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940.
After the war she passed into the French car manufacturer Jean-Louis Renault's hands and was renamed Sterope. More recently, she was completely rebuilt to give her her original profile and a comfortable modern interior.
13 Nov 2007 16:35 :Monaco Classic Week 2007
18 Nov 2007 00:31 :Monaco Classic Week 2007
Yacht name: Ivanhoe • Esp 3131
Length: 21.2 m
Design: Tore Holm, Sweden
Ivanhoe was first sailed in the Med by King Constantine of Greece. She then moved to Spain, winning the Trofeo Almirante Conde de Barcelona regularly over the years. In 2002 she was restored to her original glory by her current owner.