The elk hide block covers were worn out and it was time for new leather. A closer look at what’s involved.
Dorade will compete in the 3570-mile race from Los Angeles to Tahiti, beginning May 28, 2020. The Transpac Tahiti Race has been raced 15 times between 1925 and 2012.
Dorade’s owner, Matt Brooks, has been appointed to California’s Board of Pilot Commissioners, following in his father’s footsteps.
Matt Brooks tells Grace Trofa of Boat International he doesn’t mind bi-coastal living. His 53ft Dorade makes all the traveling worthwhile.
On a rainy sunday, the Dorade team had one race, sailed well, and won the Astor Cup with NYYC Rear Commodore Chris Culver at the helm.
Thank you to WindCheck Magazine for featuring us on the cover of the July 2018 issue. It took publisher Ben Cesare a while to make up his mind, because he’d featured Dorade on the cover before, but when he appealed to a higher power, Dorade got the nod.
Dorade featured in “Yachts Under Sail” by Alfred Loomis, originally published in 1933.
Swift and Dorade won the two divisions of the Onion Patch Series, skippered by Paige Krumweide and Pam Rorke Levy, respectively.
The Onion Patch features the Newport Bermuda Race, New York YC 164th Annual Regatta and Royal Bermuda YC Anniversary Regatta.