Dorade Owners, Matt Brooks and Pam Rorke Levy, have gifted the Dorade Cup to the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) to be used as a perpetual trophy for future Rolex Fastnet Races. The Dorade Cup will first be presented at the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Prize Giving to the event’s leading classic yacht.
Organized by the RORC, the Fastnet Race has been considered one of the world’s most prestigious offshore races since its inception in 1929, taking its fleet on a legendary 603-mile race, starting off Cowes, England and finishing in Plymouth. The 52-foot Sparkman & Stephens yawl Dorade is a two-time winner of the legendary race in the 1930s, and just last year she took second place in IRC Class 4 and seventh overall out of 356 boats. Built in 1930, Dorade was the oldest boat to compete in the 2015 event and took home three of its most prestigious trophies: the Sparkman & Stephens Trophy, the Iolaire Block, and the Coates Schofield Trophy.