audi hamilton island race week

September 6, 2017

HAMILTON ISLAND, AUSTRALIA (September 6, 2017) – The “Dorade Down Under” campaign is in full swing, and Dorade, the 86-year-old Sparkman & Stephens classic yacht, is proving yet again that age is just a number with the team taking podium finishes in the first two events of its five-race series off the southern coast of Australia. “Dorade is […]

August 29, 2017

An inside look at Dorade during Audi Hamilton Island Race Week courtesy of Andrea Francolini Photography. The photos are also featured on Sailing Illustrated. Click here for the full article

August 26, 2017

After a week of intense competition, Dorade and the rest of the fleet at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week wrapped up racing today. The team took second overall in IRC Division 2. Full Saturday Race Report: Tactician Kevin Miller We had an epic day today in conditions that couldn't be worse for Dorade (massive wind […]

August 25, 2017

Most naval architects would be happy if just one of their yacht designs was considered a true classic. Yet the quiet, bespectacled Olin Stephens (1908-2008) drew the lines for scores of boats that sailors all know as pinnacle achievements of the art. Among the most famous Stephens creations are Ranger, the majestic J-classer co-designed with W. […]

August 25, 2017

After yesterday’s racing was cancelled due to lack of wind, Dorade and the rest of the fleet at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in Australia took to the water today, Friday August 25. Competing in IRC Division 2, the team raced in two races, taking first and fifth place, respectively, and goes into the final […]

August 23, 2017

Race Report: Tactician Kevin Miller “Yesterday was meant to be the long race, however the wind was not cooperating, so we ended up getting one race in after a three hour delay. “The conditions were great with 6-10 knots of wind and flat seas. We got a great start near the pin end of the […]

August 22, 2017

Dorade finished today's race in third place and currently holds second place overall in IRC Division 2 at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. However, the competition is far from over with the fleet embarking on three more days of racing after tomorrow's scheduled lay day. Full Tuesday Race Report: Tactician Kevin Miller "Yesterday was meant […]

August 22, 2017

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance By Tom Ehman/Sailing Illustrated Article Excerpt: What do you do next when, as a mountain guide you have led expeditions on some of the world’s toughest climbs and as a pilot you have broken several world aviation records? If you […]

August 21, 2017

Dorade kicked off Audi Hamilton Island Race Week on Sunday, August 20 and after winning today’s race in the IRC Passage Division 2 Class, the team holds second place overall. “We had a good day today -- racing in 8-13 TWS -- and relatively flat water, but it was a very challenging race with lots […]

May 4, 2017

Press release from the event organizers:  The world's most successful yacht to compete at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 The world’s most successful ocean racing yacht over the past nine decades; the famous 16-metre long American yawl, Dorade, is to compete at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017. No yacht in the long history of […]