AEOLUS is a Herreshoff S-boat (S class) built by Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. in 1932.

She has a displacement of 6750 pounds. Ballast is about 3350 pounds and the mast is roughly 42 feet tall.

She was originally ordered by Dr. George H. A. Clowes and probably sailed mainly by his son. We believe she was badly damaged in a hurricane years after the Clowes owned her. After a couple owners, she was given to Ballantine’s Boat Shop in Catumet, MA to compensate for unpaid restoration work. Ballantine’s sold her to Douglas Cooper, who sold her to Angus Muir and completely restored her for him. After roughly two and a half years of restoration, she was launched in Maine and kept at Seal Cove Boatyard for several years. She was then bought by Jeff Whittle in 2006, moved to Falmouth, MA and sailed out of Quissett Harbor for several years. In early 2011 Jeff moved Aeolus to Larchmont, NY and sailed her out Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club, where she won her class at Larchmont Race Week in 2011. In 2012, in the first race of the season, she pulled the starboard upper shroud out of a turnbuckle. She managed to finish the race in second (and save her mast), but then had to retire from the remaining races of the day. She had soldered shrouds and jibstay, which has become a lost art. Nobody was willing to attempt a repair, so she was re-rigged with modern mechanical turnbuckles. As a result, she missed the entire racing season. In 2013, she won the YRALIS championship. In late 2013 she was moved back to Cape Cod and is again sailing and racing out of Quissett Harbor.

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