Dorade Team

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.
Dorade starts 2019 Nantucket Regatta

August 19, 2019

The classic fleet moved offshore to compete in the two-day Nantucket Regatta and the wooden-boat classic, the Opera House Cup.

July 22, 2019

On the last day of a hard-fought week of racing in lighter and stronger winds, the series went to a worthy rival, the S&S 55 Santana.

July 20, 2019

A close call at the start of the second race added intensity to a day of already-close competition with Santana.
Afterguard steering and trimming on Dorade

July 18, 2019

A wet day of northeasterlies set the stage for more tussling with Santana, this time amidst 12-Metre traffic. Coffee played a role, too.
Dorade sails upwind

July 17, 2019

Working the right side of the two upwind legs was a key to success on the regatta's second day.

July 15, 2019

The website editor goes sailing with Team Dorade during the New York Yacht Club's 175th Anniversary Regatta.
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.
Varnished sailboat block in Latigo leather

May 16, 2019

The elk hide block covers were worn out and it was time for new leather. A closer look at what's involved.

April 23, 2019

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.
San Francisco Bay pilot boat

December 20, 2018

Dorade's owner, Matt Brooks, has been appointed to California’s Board of Pilot Commissioners, following in his father’s footsteps.

December 10, 2018

Matt Brooks tells Grace Trofa of Boat International he doesn’t mind bi-coastal living. His 53ft Dorade makes all the traveling worthwhile.

August 14, 2018

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.

July 30, 2018

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.