Nicholas Bellico

August 31, 2015

  After finishing the Rolex Fastnet race will very honorable placing, we continue to move forward.  Ben and I took Dorade from Plymouth back to Cowes over the weekend.  We then began our prep for shipping to Malta. I have mentioned before that Dorade has many different modes, race mode, show mode, delivery mode, shipping […]

August 10, 2015

Report from Nick Bellico: It has been a busy week here in Cowes, not only with the boat prep, container work, servicing gear, and Fastnet race prep, but it is also the busiest week of the year for the local marinas with Cowes Week taking place. It has been an interesting dynamic to accomplish all the […]

June 25, 2015

After wrapping up at LMI, Ben and crew moved Dorade to the docks at IYRS. After speaking with the crew, everyone is in high spirits and is happy with the state of Dorade.  The crew have arrived in Newport along with Matt Brooks and Pam Levy.  The positive energy coming from uniting Dorade with these […]

May 20, 2015

As we move closer to the Trans-Atlantic race we have a lot to accomplish which inevitably brings some hurdles to overcome. As mentioned before we had some fuel tank issues.  After removal of the tank finishing up on a Friday and knowing the Trans-Atlantic crew will be coming Monday for their training session, we had […]

May 10, 2015

Coming out of the refit and re-launch, Dorade and the team has shifted gears. We have to switch from refit mode to race mode. This entails getting the containers organized, inventoried and shipped, rigging the boat and tuning the rigs, done by Rig Pro Southern Spars, and loading the gear. Myles and I are finishing […]

May 10, 2015

  With the cold winter refit and the re-launch behind us Dorade is happy to be off the hard and sitting at the dock outside LMI. Through the re-launch and we had a couple hiccups of getting back in the water. As we know when Dorade moves in the slings and gets back in the […]