Dorade Repairs Repairs


March 30, 2016

Last fall, Dorade nipper Nick Bellico got the call: drive to Vermont this weekend and meet with Olin Stephens’ son Sam, grandson Olin IV, and daughter-in-law Carol, and pick up several items that were used aboard Dorade back in the 1930s, including the sewing machine that crossed the Atlantic in 1931, a compass, and a […]

March 23, 2016

Every year around this time all the shipyards in New England open their overhead doors to enjoy the first reasonably warm days of spring. Dorade is making good progress and is on her way to an early launch day (the target date this year is April 15). A lot of coordination is now required to […]

March 2, 2016

It was a good month with much accomplished on Dorade; the confidence level of the team remains high and we expect everything will be done for the intended “splash date” of mid-April. According to Baltic Boatworks, the varnish and repair work on the spars are complete and the equipment has been put into storage in […]

February 19, 2016

It may not be sailing season for Dorade yet, but the team is still hard at work getting the 52-foot yawl in tip-top condition for what is sure to be a competitive year. Jens Lange, who specializes in the restoration and maintenance of classic wooden yachts, weighs in on the updates Dorade is currently undergoing: […]

December 8, 2015

After a very long, eventful, successful and strenuous season across the Atlantic, Dorade arrived home in Portsmouth, Rhode Island early on Monday. However, there was no time for sentimentality yesterday morning – shortly after sunrise we started unloading Dorade’s gear, sails, spare parts, food supplies, running rigging, PFDs and so much more. We knew what […]

August 10, 2015

Report from Nick Bellico: It has been a busy week here in Cowes, not only with the boat prep, container work, servicing gear, and Fastnet race prep, but it is also the busiest week of the year for the local marinas with Cowes Week taking place. It has been an interesting dynamic to accomplish all the […]
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