Fastnet Race

January 15, 2024

Pam Rorke Levy, keeper and shaper of the Dorade story, passed away on January 4, 2024.

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

October 7, 2016

This is ”The Auld Mug" which was produced for the 50th anniversary of the Fastnet. Owners Matt Brooks and Pam Rorke Levy met Nick Palmer up in Vancouver last week when they were giving a presentation at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. A friend of Palmer’s, who is part of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, […]

June 30, 2016

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 […]

February 1, 2016

The 46th edition of the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race marked the bicentenary anniversary of the Royal Yacht Squadron, as well as 90 years since the Royal Ocean Racing Club was founded, following the Fastnet’s first edition, in 1925. Dorade was one of the 365 yachts that competed in the prestigious race from Cowes to the […]

October 6, 2015

Read "A race of two halves - Rolex Fastnet Race 2015" in the November issue of Seahorse Magazine! click images below for PDF

October 1, 2015

Dorade was the covergirl for this October's SAILING Magazine! Click image above to read the article.  

September 29, 2015

We are so excited to be publishing the Spirit of Yachting “Rite of Passage” which highlights Rolex’s 2015 world-class events with a spotlight on the Rolex Fastnet Race. Watch the full video here and see interviews and footage of Dorade. Thank you Luca Ceccolini and the team over at IMG Media for such a beautiful […]

September 16, 2015

Dorade was featured in all three of the following CNN Mainsail episodes regarding the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race: British Institution pulls off once in a lifetime event Iconic yacht club celebrates 200 years Inside the world’s most exclusive yacht club To view the individual videos, please follow the link below. Following the feature film, you will […]

September 9, 2015

with Stellar Performance in 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race Defying critics who said it couldn’t be done, Dorade has completed a four-year campaign to repeat all of the major ocean races she won in the 1930s, finishing up on the podium at the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race, where she took second in IRC Class 4 and […]

August 23, 2015

The 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race Prizegiving in Plymouth, where the Dorade team took home the Iolaire Block, Coates Scholfield Trophy and The Sparkman & Stephens Trophy.

August 21, 2015

The Dorade team dockside yesterday after wrapping up the 2015 Rolex Fastnet. (Photo Credit ELWJ Yacht Photography)

August 20, 2015

  Today, at 6:33 p.m. BST, Matt Brooks and his team aboard the 52-foot classic yacht Dorade finished the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race in Plymouth with an elapsed time of four days, six hours, 13 minutes and 42 seconds. The team’s preliminary standings (pending the rest of finishes) are second in IRC 4 and eighth […]

August 20, 2015

Dorade is enjoying some champagne sailing today, holding second place in IRC 4 as the team heads into the last 26 miles of the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race. The ideal conditions come after a rough last night where the 52-foot yawl drifted perilously close to an exclusion zone. RETURN TO BLUE WATER CAMPAIGN The Rolex […]

August 19, 2015

Dorade rounded Fastnet Rock and has a little over 200 nautical miles to go until finishing the Royal Ocean Racing Club 2015 Rolex Fastnet in Plymouth. The team's standing is currently third place in IRC 4. Track the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Fleet     RETURN TO BLUE WATER CAMPAIGN The Rolex Fastnet Race is the […]
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