Dorade owners Matt Brooks and Pam Rorke Levy were recently presented with three special trophies at the New York Yacht Club’s 2022 Prize-Giving. Dating back as early as 1853, the trophies were received for outstanding performance in multiple events, including the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta, the New York Yacht Club Annual Cruise, and Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex.
One of the oldest trophies in the New York Yacht Club’s collection, this piece was first awarded for the 1853 New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta by the yacht Alpha. The trophy was rededicated in 2020 in honor of the 175th Anniversary of the New York Yacht Club Race Committee. The Alpha Cup is to be awarded to a yacht enrolled in the Club that in the opinion of the Race Committee makes the best overall performance in a regatta or yearly series as designated each year by the Flag Officers. For the 2022 season, the Flag Officers chose the 166th Annual Cruise, and the Race Committee selected the winner to be Dorade.
Sterling silver; Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence
In 2006, the New York Yacht Club Board of Trustees approved the use of this three-handled Gorham trophy from its collection as the perpetual trophy for the winner of the New York Yacht Club Invitational Racing Series for Classic Yachts (results). In 2022, the series consisted of the 168th Annual Regatta, Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex, and the 43rd Annual Newport Classic Yacht Regatta. This trophy is known as the Corinthian Trophy to encourage the restoration of vintage and classic yachts, sustain the growth of the club’s classic fleet, and recognize those who race classic and vintage yachts.
Sterling silver; Tiffany & Co., New York
This cup was originally won by Titania, owned by C.O. Iselin, for a race on the 1889 New York Yacht Club Annual Cruise. It was given back to the Club at a later date. The trophy was placed in competition in 1987, to be awarded to the overall winner of the squadron runs in a class on the Annual Cruise.