June 18, 2015

This morning we finalized the packing of the Container, locked the doors and got the seal on the entrance door. We then loaded the Container onto the truck and handled the paperwork. All went smoothly. The Container is on its way to NY, NY and then to Cowes in the UK. Click below to play […]

June 18, 2015

In ten days, on June 28, the legendary ocean racing yacht Dorade will attempt to repeat her first and most significant victory when she embarks on the 2015 Transatlantic Race from Newport, R.I. to Plymouth, U.K. The 52-foot yawl first made her mark in the sailing world in 1931, when her then-21-year-old designer Olin Stephens, along […]

June 17, 2015

All new running rigging labeled and stored.

June 17, 2015

According to The Transatlantic Race organizers, this year's race may take longer than times past. One reason that this year's Transatlantic Race may take longer than ones in the past is the presence of icebergs further south in the Atlantic. This will force the fleet to go east for longer before turning north into the […]

June 17, 2015

Dorade Crew. Antibes, a few years ago

June 11, 2015

Today's haul out did not reveal any surprises. A bit of sanding and then back in the water as soon as possible!

June 10, 2015

Team Dorade getting some night hour last week.

June 9, 2015

With the help of Gimbaling espresso machine.

June 4, 2015

An Extraordinary Link with Yachting History: Dorade's Quest to Repeat her 1931 Transatlantic Race Victory NEWPORT, R.I. (June 4, 2015) – In late June, one of sailing's most celebrated yachts will attempt to retrace the steps of her first, and most significant, victory. The 52-foot yawl Dorade, owned by Pam Levy and Matt Brooks (Tiburon, […]

May 26, 2015

Dorade is in the May 16, 2015 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

May 20, 2015

Here is the full blog and link to The Cowes UK News - RYS Bicentenary story. 20 May 2015 Celebrations commemorating the Royal Yacht Squadron's Bicentenary International Regatta in Cowes are drawing closer and with less than 80 days left until the start of the event, for some competing yachts, preparation is getting frantic. They […]

April 23, 2015

Dorade is back in the water! (Ahead of schedule) The results of the winter efforts in optimizing Dorade for its repeat this year of its 1931 Transatlantic and Fastnet Races is almost complete. These two Races will complete Dorade's "Return to Blue Water Series", which will have repeated all of Dorade's early historical races. This […]

April 23, 2015

Time is flying on our way to launch DORADE, here comes probably the last update before the launch later this coming week. Brightwork Deck Good thing we pushed hard to make the deadline 04/12 - it allowed us this week to pick a few areas and go for one more coat: cockpit, some areas of […]

April 23, 2015

Spring has just arrived and it seems that summer is already rapping on Dorade's door in an urgent, yet playful and almost polite manner as my youthful anticipation as a "fresh out of the womb" Nipper is surely at full capacity. The position has befell upon me as though I had been dubbed a Knight […]

April 20, 2015

Along with the St Francis burgee, we fly our house flag showing two stars. Those two stars are in honor of Matt's father, Jack Brooks, who served in the merchant marines and then in the navy during WWII as a ship’s engineer. Fifty years later, he was honored for his service to the nation with […]
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