June 9, 2017

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 10, Dorade will be on exhibit to the public for the Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival hosted out of Balboa Yacht Club. For anyone in the Newport Beach area interested in seeing the classic yacht as well as a number of other beautiful boats, come on down! Admission is free, but donations […]

March 25, 2016

From across the globe, members of the Cruising Club of America (CCA) assembled at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan to recognize their outstanding sailors of 2015 during the international organization’s Annual Awards Dinner on March 4, 2016. Dorade owners Matt Brooks and Pam Rorke Levy were among the selection of individuals to receive […]

March 11, 2016

On Thursday, March 3, for the 12th consecutive year, IYRS supporters gathered for the Annual IYRS Giving Society Winter Event in The Model Room of the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan. Over 170 people filled The Model Room, a fantastic show of support for IYRS and the celebration of this year's Wave Award recipient […]

February 11, 2016

Are you in the Bay Area next week? On Wednesday (February 17) from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the St. Francis Yacht Club, Dorade co-owners Matt Brooks and Pam Rorke Levy will be doing a presentation, which will highlight their incredible campaign to restore the iconic 1930 yawl to racing form. The event will include […]

September 9, 2015

with Stellar Performance in 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race Defying critics who said it couldn’t be done, Dorade has completed a four-year campaign to repeat all of the major ocean races she won in the 1930s, finishing up on the podium at the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race, where she took second in IRC Class 4 and […]

August 23, 2015

The 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race Prizegiving in Plymouth, where the Dorade team took home the Iolaire Block, Coates Scholfield Trophy and The Sparkman & Stephens Trophy.

April 1, 2013

The last day provided some of the best most consistent breeze of the race and we managed to keep up good speeds throughout the day. We had a good tussle with a couple of the faster boats during the day which eventually passed us but considering Dorade's vintage I am sure the other boats were […]

March 28, 2013

Some people may have been wondering why we have taken a more off shore route. As you can probably see from the tracker there are definitely a lot of boats that have gone inside us. Basically the PHRF boats that started on the Friday with us have all followed the same courses offshore and the […]

March 27, 2013

Overnight provided some great downwind conditions and we continued to extend our lead. By 0900 the wind was easing drastically as the transition into the new westerly flow progressed. We changed up to the A1 and managed to keep the boat moving along. After a couple of hours sleep I came up to find the […]

March 24, 2013

Another frustrating evening with fickle winds shifting all over the place . Anything from 2 knots up to 6 knots have been seen and the wind seeker has been up a few times with the boat speed down to 0.0. At about 0300 the wind seemed to make a positive shift to the west and […]

March 23, 2013

NHYCCabo Race 2013 is in progress, track it here Race Update1st hour of the Cabo Race. Hannah Jenner at the helm and Greg Stewart.

December 22, 2012

At the recent Annual Meeting and prize giving in New York City, Dorade was awarded the 2nd Place Trophy for the 2012 New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta, IRC VII. Dorade raced under the St. Francis Yacht Club burgee for the Regatta, which is her normal practice. Dorade has now relocated to San Francisco to […]

September 28, 2012

Last week whilst dong a few odd jobs on Dorade Hank Easom the owner of Yucca came wondering down the dock for a chat. Dorade and Yucca are almost neighbors now in Sausalito and Hank is a keen racer who has been sailing the bay for a long time. Hank asked me why we weren’t […]

May 7, 2012

A few more photographs of Team Dorade in action at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta captured by photographer Cory Silken. Additional photos can be found in Silken's Gallery

April 27, 2012

DORADE wins multiple honors in Antigua, for a clean sweep of Caribbean Series DORADE continues to rack up wins in a campaign designed to prepare her for a return to ocean racing, coming in first in her class in the 2012 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. This victory follows overall class wins at both the St. […]