After the Rolex Fastnet in August, the 52-foot yawl Dorade will have sailed approximately 18,000 nautical miles in total during the Return to Blue Water campaign. If you include the miles that Dorade will be in transit, via boat or truck, it will be a total of 32,000 miles. To put it in perspective, the circumference of the earth is 24,901 miles at the equator.
RETURN TO BLUE WATER CAMPAIGN:
The Transatlantic Race is the third in a series of four major ocean races in the “Return to Blue Water Campaign.” Conceived shortly after Brooks and his wife Pam Rorke Levy bought Dorade in 2010, the campaign was initially called “Matt’s Crazy Idea,” but soon after the completion of a year-long refit Dorade began winning races, both offshore and in coastal regattas in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean and on the West Coast, proving that she could once again be competitive. The team silenced the campaign’s critics once and for all in 2013, when Dorade was the overall winner (on corrected time) in the 2013 Transpacific Yacht Race, 77 years after its first victory with the race. That was followed by an IRC class win in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. The campaign wraps up this August with the Rolex Fastnet Race, which Dorade won overall in 1931 and 1933.
HOW TO FOLLOW DORADE DURING TR2015
- For frequent updates between events and during racing, follow Dorade onFacebook, Twitter and Instagram. Hashtag: #DoradeSailing #ReturnToBlueWater
- For full race reports and updates from the team, visit http://Dorade.org/blog/
- Real-time tracking of Dorade will be available during the 2015 Transatlantic Race through the event’s YellowBrick system (link will be available next week)
- For updates on the entire 2015 Transatlantic Fleet, follow the event on Facebook and at http://transatlanticrace.org/