Sparkman & Stephens DORADE

S&S “Dorade” Specifications:

LOA: 52.56′  / 16.02m
LWL: 38.90′ / 11.85m
Beam: 10.33′ / 3.13m
Draft: 8.27′ / 2.52m
Displacement: 37,020 lbs / 16,790 kg
Ballast: 18,000 lbs
Sail Area Upwind: 1549 sq.ft. /  144 sqm ((Main, 148% Jib & Mizzen)
Design Number: 7
Rig: Yawl
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Built by: Minneford Yacht Yard, City Island, New York
Original Owner: Roderick Stephens, Sr
Year Built: 1929 – 1930
Year Launched: May 1930 Minneford Yacht Yard, City Island, New York
Restored By: 1997 Cantierre Navale Dell’Argentario in Italy
Current Name: Dorade
Current Owner: Matt Brooks
Sail Number: 16

Historical:

Built in 1930 for a total of $28,000, DORADE was originally regarded as something of an anomaly because of her narrow proportions and sharp ends. However, she soon astonished the yachting world with her ability to stand up to any amount of hard driving on all points of sailing.

Her string of victories, unequalled by any racing yacht in deep water, began with the 1931 Trans-Atlantic from Newport to Plymouth. DORADE finished in a very sprightly seventeen days, one hour, and fourteen minutes. Subsequent victories ensured the fame of her young designers, and the ideas which they incorporated into this magnificent boat have left a deep imprint on 20th century yacht design.

Known Racing History:

2013 Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas, Newport Harbor Yacht Club – 1st Place – PHRF Class
2013 Transpacific Race, Transpacific Yacht Club – 1st Overall Corrected Finish-King Kalakaua and Governor of Hawaii Perpetual Trophy; 1st Overall Corrected Finish (Division VIII) – Eugene Overton Perpetual Trophy Sextant and Celestial Navigation – Mark Rudiger Traditional Navigation Perpetual Trophy (MattWachowicz); Overall First Corrected Time Navigator – Chuck Ullman Perpetual Trophy (Matt Wachowicz); First Corrected Time Navigator (Division VIII) – Winthrop Johnson Navigator’s Perpetual Trophy; First Split Rig – Transpacific Yacht Club Perpetual Trophy
2012 Les Voiles de St Barth, St Barths – 1st Place – Classic Class
2012 St Maarten Heineken Regatta, StMaarten – 1st Place–Classic Class;Flagship of the St Maarten Heineken Regatta
2012 San Francisco Leukemia Cup, San Francisco Yacht Club – 1st Place–Top Fundraiser;1st Place–Classic Class
2012 New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta–Around-the-Island Race – 2nd Place–Classic Class
2012 Newport Bermuda Race – Winner–American Businessman’s Trophy – Royal Bermuda Yacht Club 2nd Place – Class 4 – Anniversary Regatta – Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
2011 Opera House Cup – Nantucket Community Sailing Robert H. TiedemanMemorial Award (Most Authentic Yacht) Winner
– Concours d’ Elegance – Vintage Class; 1st Place – Vintage Class
2011 Sail of Pride Regatta – 3rd Place–Division 6
2010 Sail of Hope Regatta – 1st Place–Classic Division
1979 Swiftsure Race – First in Class AA
1964 Swiftsure Race – First in Class AA
1963 Swiftsure Race – Third in Class AA, 30th overal
1961 Swiftsure Race – Third in Class AA, 47th overall
1957 Swiftsure Race – Eighth in Class AA, 15th overall
1956 Swiftsure Race – Sixth in Class AA, ninth overall
1955 Swiftsure Race – Sixth in Class AA, ninth overall
1954 Swiftsure Race – First in Class AA
1953 The Honolulu Race — Seventh in Class B, eighteenth overall
1952 Swiftsure Race – First in Class AA
1951 Swiftsure Race – First in Class AA
1950 Swiftsure Race – Third in Class AA, sixth overall
1949 Swiftsure Race – 10th Overall
1948 Swiftsure Race – First in Class AA
1947 The Swiftsure Race – First in Class AA
1939 The Honolulu Race — Fourth in Class B, ninth overall
1936 The Honolulu Race — First to finish, first in Class B, first overall
1934 Bermuda Race — Fourth in Class A, fourth overall
1933 Oslo – Hanko – First place
1933 Fastnet Race – First Overall
1931 Fastnet Race – First Overall
1932 Bermuda Race — First in Class B, eighth overall
1931 Fastnet Race – First Overall
1931 Transatlantic Race — First to finish, first overall
1930 Bermuda Race – Second in Class B, third overall, winner of All-Amateur Trophy

 

 

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