Investor’s Business Daily features Olin Stephens November 24, 2015 - We are thankful for a lot this holiday season, especially the legendary Olin Stephens who designed Dorade back in 1929. Read more about this yachting powerhouse in today’s issue of Investor’s Business Daily. For the full article, click here
Dorade Fan Mail November 17, 2015 - Dorade’s fan club has no age limits! Thank you to 7-year-old Alison for her lovely drawing, addressed to Skipper Matt Brooks.
Season Wrap Up November 5, 2015 - Where did the last five months go? It feels like just yesterday that we were in Newport with a hundred things to do before the Transatlantic Race. Working with Nick Bellico, Joe Loughborough and Terry Halpin in the yard was great fun, and we got the old girl in tip-top […]
Sparkman & Stephens Association November 3, 2015 - S&S Fastnet Trophy: This trophy is awarded to the best performing S&S yacht in the Fastnet Race. On August 20, 2015 at 6:33 p.m. BST, Matt Brooks and his team aboard the 52-foot classic yacht Dorade finished the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race in Plymouth, winning the S&S Fastnet Trophy with an […]
Weather Update: October 21, 2015 October 21, 2015 - “As forecast, a strong low with accompanying severe weather has developed over the race track today. Winds of 35-45 knots and extremely rough seas are expected today, and are forecast to last thru Friday. While gut-wrenching, the decision to withdraw from the Race and seek safe shelter has proven to […]
Middle Sea Race Retirement October 20, 2015 - October 20, 2015 It is with great regret that Dorade must report retirement from the Rolex Middle Sea Race. The yacht is in good order, and all crew are well. We are faced with multiple forecasts from all sources describing a building gale over the race area, starting in the […]