Dorade (AM1605) Length 33-3/4″/ Height 40-1/2″ / Scale 1:20. Display board NOT Included.
Dorade is a yacht designed in 1929 by Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens and built 1929–1930 by the Minneford Yacht Yard in City Island, New York. With Stephens as skipper, she went on to place 2nd in the Bermuda Race later that year. The crew for its first race received the All-Amateur Crew Prize. However, it would be a year later, that she made her name by winning the 1931 Transatlantic Race. She completed a race that takes an estimated 3–4 weeks in just 17 days, earning her crew a parade upon the boat’s return and a reception for Olin Stephens hosted by the mayor of New York. While in England that summer, Dorade also won the Fastnet Race.
In 1932, Stephens handed the boat to his brother, Rod Stephens. Led by Rod, Dorade sailed to victory in the 1932 Bermuda Race. From Bermuda, Dorade sailed back to Norway, down to Cowes, England, and finally back to America after winning the Fastnet Race. The victory in the 1932 Fastnet Race was of substantial significance given the unusually severe weather, several ships feared missing as well as one recorded drowning among the events that unfolded. In 2013, Dorade took first place (after applying her handicap) in the Trans-Pacific race, which she first won in 1936. The yawl is also notable for the introduction of the Dorade box, a ventilator arrangement which became a standard fitting on small sailing craft.
The kit includes prebuilt ABS hull suitable to R/C; wooden inside structure; wooden deck and planking; brass and wooden fittings; photo etched brass details; cloth sails; plans and detailed instructions.
Scale 1:20 – Total Length 33.7″
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