SPARKMAN & STEPHENS DESIGN No.7 “DORADE”

There are few U.S. yachts as famous or celebrated as the 52-foot yawl Dorade, built at the Minneford Yacht Yard in City Island, New York, some 80 years ago. Designed by a young naval architect named Olin Stephens – the creator of multiple America’s Cup winners and the founder of the legendary Sparkman & Stephens design firm – she was an immediate success, the winner of the epic 1931 Transatlantic Race.

When Olin and his brother, Rod, who both helped sail Dorade to victory, returned to New York, they were treated to a tickertape parade through the streets of Manhattan. Now, Dorade is reliving her past, by competing in the races that made her famous. Watch Dorade as she races to Bermuda…

Classic Yacht Register: Dorade

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