Why become a member of the Daring Class?
Whilst the turnouts for other classes have waxed and waned over the years, the average number of starters in the Daring Class has been consistently between fifteen and twenty for the last few years with a peak turnout of thirty every year at Cowes Week.
How many times have you finished a race believing that you did not stand a chance with your boat in those conditions? With a Daring you have no excuses but when you win the sense of achievement is unparalleled! Every crew knows they have an equal chance of winning if their tactics and crew work are all right on the day. This leads to some infectious enthusiasm which is all too evident when you see the large numbers of Darings which regularly turn out to race.
The Daring Class has developed strong international links. In most years there is an international team racing event between the Daring Class and a yacht club from another part of the world, either at home or away. Our competitors have included the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club in Perth, Western Australia and the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club on Long Island, USA and we have formed a new partnership with a yacht club in Norway.
There are four main Daring Class Social Events during the course of the year, this are increasingly well attended and range from Canapes and Drinks during Cowes Week, to the Daring Regatta BBQ and the Annual Prizegiving held at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in London.
Tea and cakes are served for all races run by the RLYC, and the class gathers on Saturdays after racing at the host yacht club, an excellent opportunity to meet other competitors, the Race Officers and other Daring Crews.
For more information please contact the Membership Secretary.