In the September 1933 issue of Yachting Magazine, Dorade was featured for winning the Fastnet Race. The article is a thorough account of the race and the 52-foot yawl’s performance with Sherman Hoyt at the helm. Writer Weston Martyr wraps up his chronicle with the following observation:
“Dorade logged eight and one fourth for the first four hours after rounding the Fastnet, while the others were doing round about six. I can’t understand it. Dorade is a miracle, not a yacht. It isn’t fair to send her over here. She ought be to be stopped.”
On Sunday, August 16, Dorade will take on the legendary 603-mile race again, with owner Matt Brooks at the helm. Tune in here for nightly race reports from the team during the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race.
See photo gallery of issue below, click here to download a PDF of the article