Dorade Down Under

April 30, 2018

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January 30, 2018

Rolex World of Yachting highlights Dorade in its coverage of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Check out the full piece here

January 11, 2018

CNN MainSail features Dorade and the Rolex Sydney Hobart in its latest show, released today. Fast forward to 9 minutes for the feature: "There have been plenty of classic yachts that have participated in the Sydney Hobart Race. The oldest boat at the time of competition is thought to have been 82 years old, but that record […]

December 31, 2017

The 86-year-old Sparkman & Stephens classic yacht Dorade finished second place in two divisions (IRC Division 4/ORCi Div 4), in the formidable Rolex Sydney Hobart Race this week. The 628-mile race, which started December 26, 2017, is often described as one of the most challenging ocean races in the world. It was the pinnacle event […]

December 30, 2017

On December 29, 2017 at 7:37 p.m. -- local time in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia -- Dorade finished the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race, taking second place in both its divisions (IRC Division 4/ORCi Div 4), ahead of many other boats a fraction of its age. (Elapsed Time: three days, six hours, 38 minutes) She was greeted at the […]

December 26, 2017

Dorade is approximately 100 miles into racing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Here are some photos from dockside in Sydney earlier today.

December 24, 2017

On Boxing Day (December 26) Dorade leaves on the formidable Rolex Sydney Hobart Race out of Sydney, Australia. The 600+mile race marks the final event in the team's “Dorade Down Under” campaign, which kicked off earlier this year. "Matt and I have been down here in Sydney for a few days already," said Pam Rorke Levy […]

December 24, 2017

By DD MCNICOLL Yachting history was made on Sydney Harbour yesterday morning when four yachts designed by the legendary American Olin Stephens for his design firm Sparkman and Stephens, but from vastly different eras, came together for the first time. Ranging in size from a huge, 45-tonne, 73-foot maxi yacht to a tiny 34-footer that was […]

December 23, 2017

Ocean racing royalty comes to the Sydney-Hobart By DD MCNICOLL/The Australian When Pam Rorke Levy and Matt Brooks became a couple in 2010, it quickly became apparent their hobbies were likely to pose some problems for their relationship. Matt was one of America’s leading mountain climbers and Pam was scared of heights. She loved classical […]

December 22, 2017

Dorade along with three other Sparkman & Stephens designed yachts will be on the starting line for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day, December 26. Here are the teams out in Sydney Harbor yesterday. Full Photo Gallery (Credit: Andrea Francolini)

December 4, 2017

Dorade wrapped up the 85-mile Bird Island Race over the weekend in Sydney Australia. The offshore race took the 52-foot yawl on a course that started in Sydney Harbor and went up Australia’s southeast coast to Bird Island and back. It was the team’s last chance to prepare for the formidable Rolex Sydney Hobart Race […]

November 30, 2017

“So far, we’ve been competing mainly in races where Dorade was victorious back in the thirties, but now we’ve completed that series, we’re looking for new challenges, just as Olin and Rod (Stephens) would have. And there’s no bigger challenge in the world of sailing than the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.” -- Dorade Owners Matt […]

November 7, 2017

"With the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race an end game within sight, the 'Dorade Down Under' campaign remains in full swing; the 86-year-old Sparkman & Stephens classic yacht proving yet again that age is just a number." Dorade owners Pam Rorke Levy and Matt Brooks talk to event organizers about Dorade's involvement in the big race. Click […]

October 20, 2017

From Dorade Tactician Kevin Miller The Bass Island Race was the perfect event to get us acquainted with conditions Dorade is likely to encounter in the Sydney-Hobart Race. This 200-mile race is unique in that it starts at 7PM on a Friday with all boats, including the race committee boat, having their running lights on a the […]

October 13, 2017

Dorade embarked on the Newcastle Bass Island Race today in Sydney, Australia. The 200 nautical mile race is a qualifying event to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Stay tuned for an update from the team following the race. Click here for more event details Photos from the team’s offshore testing and practice earlier this […]