Dorade newly designated as Sparkman & Stephens’ flagship
Published: Tuesday, 06 March 2012
Sparkman & Stephens’ President Bruce Johnson announced the appointment of the 1929 yawl Dorade, designed by Olin Stephens, as the official S&S flagship.
Originally launched in 1930, Dorade is considered to be the most famous one of the over 2,750 designs by S&S.
She was a huge successful racer, winning the 1930 and 1932 Bermuda races, 1931 Transatlantic race – both line honors and overall – and the 1931 and 1933 Fastnet races overall. Dorade is the only yacht to win the triple crown of ocean racing: the Transatlantic Race, Fastnet Race and the TransPac Race, a record that stands unbroken to today.
Dorade is now racing in the Caribbean regattas in preparation for the Newport-Bermuda Race, starting with the St Maarten Heineken Regatta – in which she won her class in fresh conditions.
Photo Credits: Billy Black and Tim Wright