Dorade Cleans up Awards in Antigua Classic Race Week

 Photos: DORADE performing close by schooner ELENA Photo: Tim Wright /

Racing off AntiguaDorade won its Vintage Class in the 2012 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, following on from overall class wins at the St Maarten Heineken Regatta and Les Voiles de St Barth. 

Dorade  also won the Concours d’Elegance for Vintage Yacht and Overall.

Matt Brooks, owner of Dorade , says: “Team Dorade was thrilled to win the Vintage Class at Antigua Classics. This was our third victory out of three Caribbean regattas but, for me, Antigua was the sweetest. I feel confident that Dorade is in good shape to take on the elements in the Newport-Bermuda Race starting on 15 June and that the crew is in equally good shape, with good chemistry between us all having bonded in these fun regattas!  Winning the Concours d’Elegance overall was the icing on the cake.  We hope to win a Panerai watch too one day!” 

The 1929-built, Olin Stephens-designed Dorade  – recently appointed S&S flagship after an extensive restoration – was a hugely 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 this day. 

Matt Brooks is taking Dorade offshore racing again, starting with the 2012 Newport-Bermuda Race – progress may be followed at