Sonny's owner commissioned the painting, and his Feadship, Krisujen, can be seen approaching the bay from the south. Both Dorade and Sonny have been carefully restored to near perfection in recent years. When they're not out sailing in the summertime, both boats can be seen on the docks at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, Rhode Island. Typical of Mecray, this painting is a sailor's delight: Technical details are interpreted in a very satisfying way, and he's an expert at capturing the feel of a classic under full sail. Collectors have snapped up his more than 50 paintings; most of Mecray's limited-edition prints have sold out.