Un­der Sail

Do­rade Down Un­der

SAIL - - March 2018 Vol 49, Issue 3 - Photo by Carlo Bor­lenghi

Do­rade, win­ner of the 1931 Transat­lantic Race, in the Rolex Syd­ney Ho­bart Race

The clas­sic Olin Stephens-de­signed yawl Do­rade, which first made its mark win­ning the 1931 Transat­lantic Race, passes Tas­ma­nia’s “Or­gan Pipes” dur­ing last De­cem­ber’s Rolex Syd­ney Ho­bart Race. Ideal reach­ing con­di­tions off­shore made it a dream ride for the big­ger boats in par­tic­u­lar, with no fewer than five of the maxis beat­ing the pre­vi­ous course record (not­with­stand­ing the usual calms in the Der­went River). Alas, the race was also marked by con­tro­versy, thanks to a port-star­board in­ci­dent shortly after the start be­tween Wild Oats XI and LDV Co­manche.

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