May 25, 2023

Team Dorade looks back at the first restoration of Dorade with the man who put several Sparkman & Stephens designs back in fighting trim

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

January 29, 2023

Vintage yachts deserve vintage silverware! At least that’s what the New York Yacht Club decided when they began repurposing these extraordinary trophies in recent years.

December 31, 2022

Dorade and her veteran team dealt with their share of challenges, but made the most of the opportunities of racing throughout New England

June 2, 2022

The second chapter of Dorade’s career began in the mid-’30s when she was sold to James Flood of San Francisco

Smiles across the board as the crew celebrates their historic victory in Diamond Head. In addition to owner Matt Brooks, the 2013 Transpac Dorade crew included Matt Wachowicz, Kevin Miller, Ben Galloway, Hannah Jenner, John Hays, and Eric Chowansky.

๐Ÿ“ธ: Doug Gifford/ @sharon_green_ultimatesailing

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It takes work to look this good! The crew varnishes the brightwork after the 1931 Fastnet Race.

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A different kind of race. Rod Stephens perches on the headstay looking for wind during Dorade's 1931 Fastnet Race victory.

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The goal of Dorade's "Return to Blue Water" campaign was to repeat all of the major ocean races the yacht had won in the 1930s, matching or bettering her original performance in the Transatlantic, Newport Bermuda, Fastnet, and TransPacific. In this photo, Matt's at the helm at the beginning of the 2013 Transpac Race.

[๐Ÿ“ธ: Doug Gifford/ @sharon_green_ultimatesailing ]

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This month, we begin our look back at the 2013 Transpacific Yacht Race in the lead-up to the 10th anniversary of Dorade's historic win. Staggered starts begin on June 27th for this biennial offshore yacht race, a run of 2,225 nautical miles that starts off the Pt. Fermin buoy in San Pedro, California, and ends off Diamond Head on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Today's photo was taken near the 2013 finish.

[๐Ÿ“ธ: @sharon_green_ultimatesailing ]

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One of Dorade's first forays out under new ownership, Matt steers at Sail for Hope Regatta in Newport, RI in 2010, coming in 1st in the Classic Division.

[๐Ÿ“ธ: Pam Rorke Levy]

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