November 12, 2021

Last summer's sailing wasn't always about winning on the competitive New England circuit, but Team Dorade was pumped up to get out there racing again.

June 28, 2021

Recovering from a 5th in the first race, Team Dorade found its way to the podium in a competitive classics regatta.
Dorade Sparkman & Stephens yawl New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta

June 22, 2021

Victory in the country's oldest regatta was sweet but simply sailing Dorade with a crew of long-time friends was even sweeter.

August 14, 2018

On a rainy sunday, the Dorade team had one race, sailed well, and won the Astor Cup with NYYC Rear Commodore Chris Culver at the helm.

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 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!  

June 6, 2017

From the Rolex China Sea Race Media Team: The 12th entry for 29th edition of the Rolex China Sea Race has been received from the famous classic yacht Dorade. The China Sea Race was established in 1962 with five yachts racing from Hong Kong to Corrigedor, Philippines. The winner was C.F. Von Sydow’s on his […]

June 5, 2017

Dorade took first in its class (Division D) in the SoCal 300 over the weekend. The race, which kicked off on Thursday, June 1 took the team, along with the rest of the 26-boat fleet, on a 245-nautical mile race from Santa Barbara to San Diego. The team crossed the finish line at 1:24 PM […]

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 […]

May 15, 2017

  Dorade wrapped up the 43rd Annual Yesteryear Regatta in San Diego over the weekend, with the 52-foot yawl finishing second in its class and taking home the Sparkman & Stephens Perpetual Trophy for being the top Sparkman & Stephens design on corrected time.   "Dorade sailed very well in the race this weekend, and […]

May 12, 2017

Tomorrow, Dorade will compete in the 43rd Annual Yesteryear Regatta, hosted by the Ancient Mariners Sailing Society, on San Diego Bay. This is the 52-foot yawl’s first time competing in the regatta and it will go up against a number of other storied classic yachts, including fellow Sparkman & Stephens Orient, which was launched in […]

May 2, 2017

Dorade kicked off its 2017 season this past weekend with the Newport to Ensenada Race, which took the 52-foot Sparkman & Stephens classic yawl on a 125 nautical mile offshore race from Newport Beach, California to Ensenada, Mexico. The team finished second in its class with an elapsed time of 25 hours, 31 minutes and […]

March 27, 2017

After six and a half days on the road, Dorade arrived in Ventura, California earlier this month. The 52-foot yawl, which spent the winter months in Rhode Island undergoing updates, is preparing for its 2017 "Dorade Down Under" campaign. Over the weekend, the yacht was launched and its mast stepped. The team will do some […]

April 14, 2016

This morning at 8:30 a.m., Dorade was launched at Hinckley Yard in Portsmouth, R.I. The 52-foot Sparkman & Stephens yawl has been undergoing maintenance and updates since it arrived back in Rhode Island this fall after a rigorous international sailing campaign last year. The team will be back at it again this season and taking on the competition […]

November 5, 2015

Where did the last five months go? It feels like just yesterday that we were in Newport with a hundred things to do before the Transatlantic Race. Working with Nick Bellico, Joe Loughborough and Terry Halpin in the yard was great fun, and we got the old girl in tip-top shape. A few days of […]
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