The crew of the 86-year-old ocean-going yacht "Dorade" won a third place on modern racing yachts at the 370 nautical mile race Brisbane to Keppel Race and a second at the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.
The regattas on the south coast of Australia are part of a campaign that is to culminate with the start of the Sydney-Hobart race on Boxing Day.
"She's an incredible yacht and always surprises us," said tactician Kevin Miller about the classic, which once laid the foundation for the international reputation of the American design team made up of the brothers Rod and Olin Stephens.
The "Dorade" wrote yacht history. The first of many spectacular regatta victories is linked to a record for which the ship still stands - in 1931, as the smallest participating yacht, she became the first in the transatlantic race. It was run by the then 23-year-old Olin Stephens.
After extensive restoration, the classic is now being sailed again by an ambitious crew on the high seas regattas, which they successfully completed after being launched.
On the agenda of the "Dorade Down Under Campaign" before the Sydney Hobart Race are still the participation in the Bass Island Race in October and the Bird Island Race in November.
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