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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 […]

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 […]

August 25, 2017

Most naval architects would be happy if just one of their yacht designs was considered a true classic. Yet the quiet, bespectacled Olin Stephens (1908-2008) drew the lines for scores of boats that sailors all know as pinnacle achievements of the art. Among the most famous Stephens creations are Ranger, the majestic J-classer co-designed with W. […]

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 […]

May 4, 2017

Press release from the event organizers:  The world’s most successful yacht to compete at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 The world’s most successful ocean racing yacht over the past nine decades; the famous 16-metre long American yawl, Dorade, is to compete at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017. No yacht in the long history of […]

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.     

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 11, 2016

Click here to read the full article on Sonny, Dorade and America at the seventeenth annual Castine Classic Yacht Regatta: 

August 5, 2016

Weekend of classic boat races begins in Castine CASTINE — The Castine Classic Yacht Regatta, which opens a weekend of classic sailboat racing Downeast, got under way Wednesday afternoon with harbor visits from two of the world’s most famous yachts, Dorade and the schooner America. That was followed by a symposium hosted by Douglas Adkins, […]

July 28, 2016

Throwback Thursday to August 31, 1941 when Dorade was featured in Santa Cruz Sentinel.

May 25, 2016

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April 20, 2016

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March 16, 2016

Dorade Adored: San Francisco Couple Restores Legendary Classic By Kara Hugglestone/Sail Couture Classic sailing yachts are romantic things, equal parts beauty, elegance, wood, metal, and fabric. Some achieve a mythical place in history, but few are as legendary as Dorade. First as a darling of the 1930s and again today thanks to San Francisans Matt […]

December 29, 2015