March 22, 2023
In a two-part magazine feature story, Morton Hunt tells the remarkable story of Olin and Rod Stephens rise to success, a story starring our favorite 52′ yawl
February 11, 2016
This winter cold has us wishing it was summer again. Here are some pre-start Transatlantic Race photos from last June in Newport, R.I.
August 25, 2015
We can’t stop looking back on what a fun and exciting summer it has been. Here is the crew celebrating onboard Dorade on their way to Cowes after finishing the 2015 Transatlantic Race in Plymouth.
July 27, 2015
Thank you to Classic Boat Magazine for the feature on Dorade’s Return to Blue Water Campaign and participation in the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary International Regatta. You can find the full August 2015 issue on news stands or download it digitally at http://www.classicboat.co.uk/
July 24, 2015
Team Dorade, led by owner/driver Matt Brooks, took home eight awards at the 2015 Transatlantic Race Awards Ceremony, held this evening at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, UK! More photos from the ceremony, as well as descriptions on the awards, will follow within the next few days. Stay tuned.
July 22, 2015
Congratulations to Dorade’s owner/driver Matt Brooks, who serves on the Board and Executive Committee for IYRS and was recently named to General Counsel! Here is a photo of Brooks holding up the organization’s flag prior to the start of the Transatlantic Race off Newport last month.
July 20, 2015
Dorade made her first mark in the sailing world 84 years ago when Rod and Olin sailed her to victory in the 1931 Transatlantic Race, and last week the 52-foot yawl returned to Cowes, England after finishing the very same event and beating her original time by over 26 hours, despite racing more than 300 […]
July 16, 2015
Dorade is getting ready for the Royal Yacht Squadron 200th Bicentenary International Regatta, which kicks off next week, followed by the Rolex Fastnet Race in August. The boat was hauled in Cowes this week and sustained little to no damage after racing 3,220 nautical miles in the Transatlantic Race. Stay tuned for more updates on […]
July 16, 2015
From the race organizers: One of the greatest stories of this Transatlantic Race 2015 is the participation of Dorade, the 53’ yacht that a young Olin Stephens, of S&S design house fame, campaigned in this same race 84 years ago. Today the restored boat is being raced by Matt Brooks who won the 2013 Transpac […]
July 14, 2015
Matt Brooks and his team aboard Dorade arrived in Cowes today after finishing the 2015 Transatlantic Race. The team shaved over a day off Rod and Olin Stephen’s 1931 time in the race, covering 3,220 nautical miles in 14 days, 22 hours, 55 minutes and 57 seconds. (Photo Credit: Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com)
July 14, 2015
Dorade may have finished the Transatlantic Race yesterday, but their full journey didn’t come to an end until today at 15:40 UTC (11:40 EST) when the team completed the event’s separately-scored coastal race, which continued from the finish at The Lizard and took them an additional 169 nautical miles to the Royal Yacht Squadron finish line […]
July 13, 2015
Today (July 13, 2015) at 13:00 EDT, Matt Brook’s 52-foot yawl Dorade finished the 2015 Transatlantic Race, beating Rod and Olin’s 1931 record by more than a day, despite having gone almost 200 miles further due to this year’s exclusion zone. The team’s preliminary standings (pending the rest of the finishes) are second place in the […]
July 12, 2015
Race Update: July 12, 2015 Terry Halpin Good evening sports fans – I’m normally a pretty quiet and reserved guy, but the boys have asked me to contribute to the Dorade blog, so I’m going to give it a shot. I’ll start with the facts: We are approximately 180 nautical miles from the finish at […]