Dorade in California March 27, 2017 - After six and a half days on the road, Dorade arrived in Ventura, California earlier this month. The 52-foot yawl, which spent the winter months in Rhode Island undergoing updates, is preparing for its 2017 “Dorade Down Under” campaign. Over the weekend, the yacht was launched and its mast stepped. […]
California Bound March 9, 2017 - After months at the Loughborough Marine Interests shipyard in Portsmouth, R.I. undergoing updates and preparing for the 2017 season, 52-foot Sparkman & Stephens yawl Dorade is ready for action. The classic wooden yacht was loaded this week for transport across the country to California where it will compete in a […]
New Year, New Campaign January 24, 2017 - It has been “all hands on deck” for the Dorade team, which has been working through the New Year to get the 52-foot yawl in tip-top condition. The yacht is currently being worked on in Rhode Island but will be making the move to California this spring to compete in […]
Happy New Year from Dorade January 1, 2017 - Happy New Year from the Dorade team! We are looking forward to sailing into a very exciting 2017! We can’t wait to share our campaign details with you! Stay tuned this week for more information.
Shipyard Update: December 19 December 19, 2016 - The holidays aren’t slowing the Dorade team down, and the crew at Loughborough Marine Interests in Portsmouth, R.I. is still working on the 52-foot yawl to prepare it for the 2017 season. All the yacht’s turnbuckles are getting serviced and the starboard how’s pipe has been faired and podded into […]
Current Issue of Seahorse Magazine featuring Rod Stephens December 7, 2016 - The most current issue of Seahorse Magazine looks into the careers of three sailors — including Dorade’s builder Rod Stephens — who helped shape the world of modern ocean racing. Click here to read the full article “Hard Sailing Habits” by John Rousmaniere.