Dorade is a wonderful ship, and I have absolutely nothing to say but praises for her. But let's look at reality a sec. First she started in the slow boat class, so had a one week head start over the fast boats. This year that happened to be huge, since the wind died for the fast boats, forcing them to sail over 1000 miles further than the slow boat class, who got to carry the Pacific cyclone all the way to Hawaii. Secondly she didn't beat a single modern racer boat for boat.
Dorade has an elapsed time of 293:23:18 (hours:minutes:seconds)versus the slowest elapsed time of division 1 (remember they sailed about 1000 miles more) of 212:29:50. The fast boat did it in an elapsed time of 188:49:51. Almost four days faster despite sailing much further.
for final standings.
See TRANSPAC: Classic Dorade likely to win Overall Title >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News
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