January 1, 2017
Happy New Year from the Dorade team! We are looking forward to sailing into a very exciting 2017! We can't wait to share our campaign details with you! Stay tuned this week for more information.
December 19, 2016
The holidays aren’t slowing the Dorade team down, and the crew at Loughborough Marine Interests in Portsmouth, R.I. is still working on the 52-foot yawl to prepare it for the 2017 season. All the yacht’s turnbuckles are getting serviced and the starboard how’s pipe has been faired and podded into the boat with epoxy. All […]
December 7, 2016
The most current issue of Seahorse Magazine looks into the careers of three sailors — including Dorade’s builder Rod Stephens — who helped shape the world of modern ocean racing. Click here to read the full article “Hard Sailing Habits” by John Rousmaniere.
November 30, 2016
The team has been very busy over the past few weeks. A lot of sanding and prepping for paint has been done onboard Dorade. Primer will go on by the end of this week. Stay tuned for more updates from the shipyard!
November 7, 2016
The Dorade team is getting to work before the weather turns too cold. The 52-foot yawl's masts and booms have been taped down and undergone three coats of varnish. Stay tuned for more updates from the shipyard.
October 31, 2016
The Dorade team was delayed a few days due to a water main break, which shut down the whole Melville Marine Complex, but now the yawl is inside, in its spot for the winter.
October 25, 2016
Dorade is preparing for the winter at Loughborough Marine Interests in Portsmouth, R.I. The 52-foot yawl had its masts taken out and will get a few coats of varnish before being stored. There are a few more paint jobs on the work list once the boat gets inside tomorrow. Stay tuned for more updates from […]
October 7, 2016
This is ”The Auld Mug" which was produced for the 50th anniversary of the Fastnet. Owners Matt Brooks and Pam Rorke Levy met Nick Palmer up in Vancouver last week when they were giving a presentation at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. A friend of Palmer’s, who is part of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, […]
October 4, 2016
The Dorade team, led by owners Matt Brooks and Pam Rorke Levy, had a busy and successful racing season this year, competing in some of the most esteemed regattas in the northeast. The 52-foot yawl finished on the podium in all nine events; winning its class at the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta and the Marblehead Corinthian […]
September 28, 2016
Photos by Cory Silken of Dorade in Newport, Marblehead and Nantucket this summer. Stay tuned for a full report on the team's successful 2016 season coming to the blog soon!
September 2, 2016
Mystic Seaport has done an excellent online exhibit on Olin J. Stephens II and his embodiment of the Cruising Club of America. The piece highlights his success with the 52-foot yawl Dorade. Click here to check out the full exhibit
August 24, 2016
By Pam Rorke Levy It was our first foray to Nantucket with Dorade, and we were lucky enough to find a temporary home on the dock next to Olin Stephen's Santana (thanks to Terry Halpin and his crew for making that happen!), right near the Nantucket Yacht Club and just a short dinghy ride from […]
August 7, 2016
By Pam Rorke Levy What a spectacular time we all had in Maine! It felt like a homecoming of sorts, bringing Dorade back to where Olin saw her win in 2008, just weeks before his passing. The sun shone the entire week, bringing more than enough wind to make the racing varied and challenging, and […]
August 2, 2016
Dorade arrived in Castine, Maine on Monday to prepare for the Castine Classic Yacht Regatta, which kicks off on Thursday, August 4. The 20 nautical-mile race to Camden feeds into the Camden to Brooklin race on August 5 and the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta on August 6, all of which Dorade will be participating in. This […]