The biennial Onion Patch Series features the Newport Bermuda Race, which is nicknamed the “Thrash to the Onion Patch.” (At one time, Bermuda exported tens of thousands of onions to the U.S. market.) The international Onion Patch Series started in 1962 as a team event between countries but in recent times has been an event combining individual results in the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Anniversary Regatta on either side of the 635-mile Newport-Bermuda Race. While Dorade sailed several races in the summer of 2018, we named our campaign the Onion Patch Campaign in honor of the series, in which we were fortunate to win first-place silverware in the Navigator’s Division as well as the RBYC Anniversary Regatta.


Newport Classic Yacht Regatta – 3rd in Vintage Corinthian Classics – Spinnaker

Panerai Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta – 4th in Vintage Corinthian Classics – Spinnaker

Astor Cup – 1st Overall

Onion Patch Series – 1st in Navigator’s Division & Richard W. Kempe Memorial Trophy

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Anniversary Regatta – 1st Overall

Newport Bermuda Race – 4th in Class 5, St. David’s Lighthouse Division

NYYC Annual Regatta – 1st in ORR – Navigator Class in Around the Island Race; 5th in ORR – Navigator Class

Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race – 4th in ORR – Navigator Class 2 IRC


Dorade and Black Watch, a near-sistership to Stormy Weather, finished within hours of each other in the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race, and quite competitively in their classes, 4th and 6th, respectively. “The guys on the boat definitely think about Black Watch,” said Pam Levy, Dorade‘s skipper.– Chris Museler

Dorade in Rolex Spirit of Yachting 

Dorade Shipyard Update 

Dorade at the 164th NYYC Annual Regatta 

Newport Bermuda Race: How to Follow 

Newport Bermuda Race Start – Sharon Green Photo Gallery 

Onboard During the Newport Bermuda Race 

Dorade Finishes the Newport Bermuda Race! 

Newport Bermuda Race: Evolving Fleet Competes for the Dorade Trophy 

Dorade Wins Navigator Division of 2018 Onion Patch Series and Overall at Anniversary Regatta 

Women Skippers Set the Pace at Onion Patch 

Windcheck Magazine July 2018 Feature 

NYYC Cruise: Dorade Wins Astor Cup 

My Life in Boats: Matt Brooks 

San Francisco Bay pilot boat

Brooks Appointed to Board of Pilot Commissioners 

Campaign Photos

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