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January 29, 2023

Vintage yachts deserve vintage silverware! At least that’s what the New York Yacht Club decided when they began repurposing these extraordinary trophies in recent years.

December 31, 2022

Dorade and her veteran team dealt with their share of challenges, but made the most of the opportunities of racing throughout New England

June 2, 2022

The second chapter of Dorade’s career began in the mid-’30s when she was sold to James Flood of San Francisco

November 12, 2021

Last summer’s sailing wasn’t always about winning on the competitive New England circuit, but Team Dorade was pumped up to get out there racing again.

June 28, 2021

Recovering from a 5th in the first race, Team Dorade found its way to the podium in a competitive classics regatta.
Dorade Sparkman & Stephens yawl New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta

June 22, 2021

Victory in the country’s oldest regatta was sweet but simply sailing Dorade with a crew of long-time friends was even sweeter.

February 18, 2021

This winter’s feature projects are a more perfect bottom and a complete new Harken winch package to give Dorade an edge on the racecourse.
Dorade humidifier system

September 2, 2020

Despite never being launched, Dorade spent the summer staying wet, inside two tents.

May 21, 2020

Mike Fletcher’s varnish and paint crew spent another vigorous spring keeping Dorade beautiful.
Sparkman and Stephens yawls Dorade and Stormy Weather

March 16, 2020

This comparison first appeared in the October, 1935 edition of The Rudder magazine.

February 20, 2020

The team has planned a busy schedule of racing in Southern New England this summer.
Dorade Sonny Nirvana New York Yacht Club 165th Annual Regatta

June 18, 2019

Strong winds provided Team Dorade with a full workout over three days in their season-opening regatta.
Matt Brooks Pam Rorke Levy Distinguished Service Award

October 30, 2019

For Dorade’s restoration and bluewater campaigns, Pam and Matt were honored by the National Maritime Historical Society.
Polishing the brass cannon

September 9, 2019

Light winds challenged the fleet in Newport, where Dorade traded firsts with the Herreshoff-designed Spartan.
Serena and Dorade in Bristol

August 26, 2019

A breezy race on upper Narragansett Bay tested Team Dorade’s sailhandling skills and ultimately led to victory.