weekly update

July 6, 2017

  It was a very busy week for Dorade and crew, with the yacht being loaded onto a yacht transport ship on Monday, July 3rd in Long Beach, California and beginning its over 7,000 mile voyage to Brisbane, Australia where it will kick off its “Dorade Down Under” Campaign. This will be the first time […]

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 […]

March 9, 2017

After months at the Loughborough Marine Interests shipyard in Portsmouth, R.I. undergoing updates and preparing for the 2017 season, 52-foot Sparkman & Stephens yawl Dorade is ready for action. The classic wooden yacht was loaded this week for transport across the country to California where it will compete in a series of races this spring […]

December 19, 2016

The holidays aren’t slowing the Dorade team down, and the crew at Loughborough Marine Interests in Portsmouth, R.I. is still working on the 52-foot yawl to prepare it for the 2017 season. All the yacht’s turnbuckles are getting serviced and the starboard how’s pipe has been faired and podded into the boat with epoxy. All […]

November 30, 2016

The team has been very busy over the past few weeks. A lot of sanding and prepping for paint has been done onboard Dorade. Primer will go on by the end of this week. Stay tuned for more updates from the shipyard!

November 7, 2016

The Dorade team is getting to work before the weather turns too cold. The 52-foot yawl's masts and booms have been taped down and undergone three coats of varnish. Stay tuned for more updates from the shipyard.  

October 31, 2016

The Dorade team was delayed a few days due to a water main break, which shut down the whole Melville Marine Complex, but now the yawl is inside, in its spot for the winter.

October 25, 2016

Dorade is preparing for the winter at Loughborough Marine Interests in Portsmouth, R.I. The 52-foot yawl had its masts taken out and will get a few coats of varnish before being stored. There are a few more paint jobs on the work list once the boat gets inside tomorrow. Stay tuned for more updates from […]

July 18, 2016

Here is Dorade after two weeks of interior varnish work. The team is now starting on the final assembly of the interior, which includes re-fastening all door hinges and installing new original design latches.

June 28, 2016

After wrapping up the NYYC Annual Regatta with third place in the Classics Class (for the Around the Island Race) earlier this month, Dorade was moved to IYRS in Newport, R.I. where the team is working on the 52-foot yawl’s interior varnish along with a few other minor projects. Stay tuned for weekly updates on […]