Dorade Submits First Entry to Transpac Tahiti Race April 21, 2019- Ninety years after her launch, Dorade will compete in the 3570-mile race from Los Angeles to Tahiti, beginning May 28, 2020. Organized by the Transpacific Yacht Club, the Transpac Tahiti Race was last staged in 2012 and has been raced 15 times since its first edition in 1925. Matt has […]
San Francisco Bay pilot boat Brooks Appointed to Board of Pilot Commissioners December 20, 2018- Bay businessman and owner of Dorade, Matt Brooks, has been appointed to California’s Board of Pilot Commissioners, following in his father’s footsteps (press release). SAN FRANCISCO, CA – On December 14, 2018, California Gov. Jerry Brown appointed William Mathews “Matt” Brooks, 67, to the state’s Board of Pilot Commissioners for […]
My Life in Boats: Matt Brooks December 10, 2018- Matt Brooks tells Grace Trofa of Boat International he doesn’t mind bi-coastal living. His 53ft Dorade makes all the traveling worthwhile. “I learned how to sail as a child, and in graduate school I had a Quarter Ton boat that I raced in San Francisco, but I was an average […]
NYYC Cruise: Dorade Wins Astor Cup August 14, 2018- On Sunday, Dorade got off the dock in Portland, Maine at 0900 and motored 12 miles to the starting line. It was a pretty rainy day with a fairly light breeze. The team had one race, sailed well and won the Astor Cup with NYYC Rear Commodore Chris Culver at […]
Windcheck Magazine July 2018 Feature July 30, 2018- Thank you to WindCheck Magazine for featuring us on the cover of the July 2018 issue. It took publisher Ben Cesare a while to make up his mind, because he’d featured Dorade on the cover before, but when he appealed to a higher power, Dorade got the nod. (Read Ben’s editorial […]
Flashback Friday July 6, 2018- Dorade featured in “Yachts Under Sail” by Alfred Loomis, originally published in 1933.