John Brooks Retouched Eight Bells for Jack Brooks April 20, 2015 - Along with the St Francis burgee, we fly our house flag showing two stars. Those two stars are in honor of Matt’s father, Jack Brooks, who served in the merchant marines and then in the navy during WWII as a ship’s engineer. Fifty years later, he was honored for his […]
Dorade Under Sail Dorade During the 2007 Classic Yacht Regatta April 20, 2015 - Dorade during the 2007 Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport, RI. Picture was taken by Ken Murphy. Thank you to Peter D. Millard for the photo.
Nick’s Blog April 14, 2015 - With launch day right around the corner everyone can feel the pressure to finish the final stages of the refit. This week, working with Jens Lange, the wooden blocks are back on board. With new harken high-speed high-load sheaves, fresh varnish, and new leather, the wooden blocks have never looked […]
Deck from Another Angle Dorade Update – Twelve Days to Launch April 13, 2015 - In general: great progress and team work, good coordination and communication between all parties involved. Lots of hard work going on these day on DORADE… Brightwork Deck How to best measure the progress? DORADE decks are now officially a “No Shoe Zone”, all blue protective foil is gone and shiny […]
The Match Race April 8, 2015 -
Untitled-4 S/V DORADE – Condition Survey – Winter, 2015 April 7, 2015 - John Winder of Winder Associates recounts his experience working on Dorade. In early January of this year, I was asked by Matt Brooks to do a thorough condition survey of DORADE. This was in preparation for another intensive year of rigorous offshore racing. The last survey had been done in […]