Our Commitment

At the core of Cape Dory is a love for sailing and the freedom it provides. We believe that everyone deserves to chase their own adventure with the wind at their back and the sun on their face. With this spirit guiding everything we do, we are proud to dedicate 5% of our profits to supporting sailing programs for disadvantaged youth across the USA.

Origins Story

The name Cape Dory Rigging comes from a classic fiberglass sailboat, and dinghy. A favorite among many boating enthusiasts it is to this day a treasured daysailer and cruising sailboat. The dory pictured in the logo is actually taken from a style of flat bottomed wooden boat often seen around Nova Scotia.

Cape Dory Rigging is about adventure and discovery. We want everyone to be able to explore their world. We design casual footwear for traveling in comfort. We want you to always feel at home with your dorys, wherever you are.

Before there was Cape Dory Rigging, there was a simple idea. Combine the classic style of a boat shoe with the summer comfort of a sandal. The initial prototype was cobbled together from a few old pairs of sneakers, some rope, and a leather purse. The idea was there, the product yet to be refined.