Dorade Down Under

October 10, 2017

Dorade wrapped up the Gaffers Day Race this past Sunday (October 8) taking first place in the Bermudian 1 PurHC Division. See following update from team’s Tactician Kevin Miller. "The event was a huge success with several hundred people coming by to see the boat and many boats coming by for photos while we were […]

August 29, 2017

An inside look at Dorade during Audi Hamilton Island Race Week courtesy of Andrea Francolini Photography. The photos are also featured on Sailing Illustrated. Click here for the full article

August 26, 2017

After a week of intense competition, Dorade and the rest of the fleet at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week wrapped up racing today. The team took second overall in IRC Division 2. Full Saturday Race Report: Tactician Kevin Miller We had an epic day today in conditions that couldn't be worse for Dorade (massive wind […]

August 25, 2017

After yesterday’s racing was cancelled due to lack of wind, Dorade and the rest of the fleet at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in Australia took to the water today, Friday August 25. Competing in IRC Division 2, the team raced in two races, taking first and fifth place, respectively, and goes into the final […]

August 23, 2017

Race Report: Tactician Kevin Miller “Yesterday was meant to be the long race, however the wind was not cooperating, so we ended up getting one race in after a three hour delay. “The conditions were great with 6-10 knots of wind and flat seas. We got a great start near the pin end of the […]

August 22, 2017

Dorade finished today's race in third place and currently holds second place overall in IRC Division 2 at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. However, the competition is far from over with the fleet embarking on three more days of racing after tomorrow's scheduled lay day. Full Tuesday Race Report: Tactician Kevin Miller "Yesterday was meant […]

August 22, 2017

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance By Tom Ehman/Sailing Illustrated Article Excerpt: What do you do next when, as a mountain guide you have led expeditions on some of the world’s toughest climbs and as a pilot you have broken several world aviation records? If you […]

August 21, 2017

Dorade kicked off Audi Hamilton Island Race Week on Sunday, August 20 and after winning today’s race in the IRC Passage Division 2 Class, the team holds second place overall. “We had a good day today -- racing in 8-13 TWS -- and relatively flat water, but it was a very challenging race with lots […]

August 11, 2017

Dorade wrapped up the Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race last weekend, finishing third place in both IRC and PHRF. The team along with the rest of the fleet endured challenging light air conditions throughout the 348 nautical-mile course from Brisbane to Keppel Bay, Queensland, Australia. “It was a tough race with our average boat […]

August 7, 2017

After racing 370 nautical miles in the Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race, Dorade crossed the finish line in Keppel Bay, Queensland, Australia at 4:23 p.m. (Australian Eastern Standard Time), Monday August 7 with an elapsed time of three days, five hours, 23 minutes and 25 seconds. Stay tuned for a full update from the crew! […]

August 6, 2017

The team is currently a little less than 40 miles out from the finish! Read the latest update from Navigator Kevin Miller earlier today here:  "We’re just getting back into cell range now and are 50 miles out from the finish in a bit of a thunder and lightning storm. We were winning both classes […]

August 4, 2017

Dorade is currently underway, racing in the Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race, the first event in its "Dorade Down Under Campaign" track the team in real time at Stay tuned for a wrap up post after the race!  

July 27, 2017

Dorade Arrives in Australia to Kick Off "Dorade Down Under" Campaign The 86-year-old Sparkman & Stephens classic yacht Dorade made yacht racing history in the 1930s and holds a competitive edge over its modern counterparts to this day. The 52-foot wooden yawl arrived in Brisbane earlier this week to begin putting her reputation to the […]

July 6, 2017

  It was a very busy week for Dorade and crew, with the yacht being loaded onto a yacht transport ship on Monday, July 3rd in Long Beach, California and beginning its over 7,000 mile voyage to Brisbane, Australia where it will kick off its “Dorade Down Under” Campaign. This will be the first time […]

June 1, 2017

Dorade kicked off the 245-nautical mile SoCal 300 today. The offshore race from Santa Barbara to San Diego is the final event in the team’s West Coast racing circuit. From there, the 52-foot Sparkman & Stephens yawl will showcase in the Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival on June 10 before heading to Australia to kick off […]