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Re: Eighty-year old wooden full keel boat beats new "Interesting Boats" in Transpac
I have loved Dorade since I was kid making pilgrimages to the shed at Minnefords in the dead of winter to stare up at her, Stormy Weather and StormVogel as they sat nestled in for the winter. It thrills me no end to see her win again. It really shows what a first rate skipper and crew can do given enough funds and a decent boat.
I thought NINA winning the Bermuda Race 32 years after her wins in the Transatlantic and Fastnet was remarkable...
However, DORADE winning the Transpac in 2013, after winning the Transatlantic Race in 1930, then the Bermuda and Fastnet races in '32, that's simply off the charts, the sort of thing that will NEVER be repeated in the annals of ocean racing...
I raised a glass to Olin Stephens tonight, from the Brielle Yacht Club in Manasquan Inlet, where the docks are 8" under a full moon high tide... :-)