2nd
Jul
2013

Matt Brooks Gives New Life to Historic Ship

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When you ask people about Matt Brooks of San Francisco, they’ll likely tell you about his adventurous spirit and his Brooks-Range company, which specializes in mountaineering gear. However, the latest talk centers on Brooks’ most recent acquisition, quickly becoming the envy of the boating world.

Brooks’ popular possession is the Dorade, an 82-year-old masterpiece of a ship that’s been one of Brooks’ most recent projects. In its storied past, the Dorade won many races. Matt Brooks of San Francisco wishes to see her once again reach the pinnacle of oceanic racing.

Thanks to state-of-the-art enhancements funded by Brooks, the Dorade is now closer to repeating its adventurous history. Matt Brooks understands what it takes to win oceanic races, as he has won three world championships in sailing in the past few years. His love of sailing began when he was just 12 years old. His first sailing adventure took place in the San Francisco Bay and grew from there.

The Dorade contains innovative designs that were considered revolutionary for its time, and Matt Brooks is always pushing the boundaries set by others in his life. That’s why adventurer Matt Brooks and the historic Dorade make quite a pair.

5th
Dec
2012

Matt Brooks has over 50 years of sailing experience

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Matt Brooks has over 50 years of sailing experience and continues to push the limits by entering his newly restored old yacht in the races she won in her prime.

1st
Dec
2012

Another record set by William Mathews Brooks

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Another record set by William Mathews Brooks and his flight crew in 2006 was the national record of speed over a recognized course.

27th
Nov
2012

Matt Brooks was recently award the AMGA Lifetime Achievement Award

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To honor his achievements and contributions to the sport of mountaineering, Matt Brooks was recently award the AMGA Lifetime Achievement Award.

23rd
Nov
2012

William Mathews Brooks exclusively restored the 82 year old yacht Dorade using Joe Loughborough’s yard in Newport

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William Mathews Brooks exclusively restored the 82 year old yacht Dorade using Joe Loughborough’s yard in Newport, Rhode Island and over 30 shipwrights.

19th
Nov
2012

Matt Brooks recently sailed the Lucie to victory in the 6 Meter International World Cup

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Matt Brooks recently sailed the Lucie to victory in the 6 Meter International World Cup and 6 Meter European Championship.

15th
Nov
2012

Matt Brooks Outdoor Enthusiast

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Matt Brooks of San Francisco, California has spent time on both coasts, but has generally settled in his native California where he raced sailboats as a boy and went on his first solo flight. William Mathews Brooks is an outdoor enthusiast through and through with his primary areas of interest being sailing, mountaineering and flying. His dedication to mountaineering led him to form the small company Brooks-Range in 1995.

Aviation

Matt Brooks’ main airplane is a retrofitted Citation business jet and he has set several world records while flying it. He holds the record time for a westward circumnavigation of the globe and a westward flight across the United States. In 2006, William Mathews Brooks set distance and speed records for the weight class of his aircraft, including a transcontinental speed record for flight across the United States. His average speed was 413 knots versus the old speed of 375.

Sailing

Matt Brooks has been sailing from an early age in San Francisco Bay. His first major racing yacht was the Quarter Pounder, a ¼ Class racing sloop. He was also the owner and skipper of Coronado 25 Sloop, Way To Go. Most recently he has restored a couple of old yachts. The Dorade is a 52’ Classic S&S Yawl that was exclusively restored on the east coast. He is also the owner and skipper of Lucie, a Classic 6 Metre yacht and from roughly the same era as the Dorade.

Community Links

Active in the communities he is involved in, Matt Brooks belongs to several organizations, including charities. He is a member of three yacht clubs, a long-time member of the American Mountain Guides Association and holds trustee positions at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum and International Yacht Restoration School.

Additional Resources:

Matt Brooks San Francisco :: Listed on Corp Tower.com

Matt Brooks San Francisco :: Article on Market Index.com

Matt Brooks San Francisco :: Information on Data Incs.com

Matt Brooks San Francisco :: Article on Incrace.com

Matt Brooks San Francisco :: Listed on The Info Company.com