Youth Helm Series 2013
Series races are the first race on designated Saturdays in the Cowes Keelboat Championship series (Committee Boat starts) – you will need to leave the moorings no later than noon.
For more information or enquiries regarding the Youth Helm Series please contact James Hackman.
The schedule of races for 2013 is as follows:-
• Saturday 18th May
• Saturday 15th June
• Saturday 6th July
• Saturday 31st August
• Saturday 14th September
• Saturday 28th September
Colonial Cup Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July
This regular event is steeped in tradition and is conducted by the Daring Class Association, this year we have chosen the Royal London Yacht Club to host The Colonial Cup. In 2012 it was hosted by The Royal Perth Yacht Club on the Swan River in Perth, Australia.
The Colonial Cup is a team racing event and this year we will be using the Royal Yacht Squadron’s fleet of J 80’s, the Cup will be contested over the three days with up to 8 races per day.
The Royal Perth Yacht Club is the current holder of the Colonial Cup, and as they are sending a team from Perth to compete we are sure their title is going to be hotly defended.
The format for this year’s regatta is three boat teams of four crew on each boat (including helm), which means we need at least 12. You don’t necessarily need Teams Racing (or Match Racing) experience, just your current racing/sailing experience and a willingness to get involved. If you are interested in taking part please contact Doug Harckham.
The schedule of events at the Colonial Cup is as follows:
• Monday 22nd July – Registration, Opening Ceremony and Welcome Supper at Royal London Yacht Club, Cowes.
• Tuesday 23rd July dinner/BBQ RYC
• Wednesday 24th July dinner/BBQ RCYC
• Thursday 25th July dinner RLYC
Below, are download links to 3 pdf documents covering the buoy changes for 2013.
The “Zones” version is likely to be the main one in use. However some people may appreciate the one in alphabetical order.
Below, are links to 3 more pdf documents of the Racing charts for Central, East and West Solent Charts and Course Board Symbols.
Copies of the ‘Notice of Race’ and entry details now available for the Spring Challenge, Solent Series, Cowes Keelboat Series and Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week in the ‘Race Notice’ section in the ‘Community’ area of the website.
A fabulous opportunity for enthusiastic photographers – Hamo Thornycroft is offering several course dates for those wishing to share his passion and expertise in Marine Photography. Please see the attachment below for further details.
Follow the link below to the 2012 Prizegiving Report by our Honorary Secretary, Malcolm Lofts.
The Cowes Yachting November Lunch is to be held at the Royal Yacht Squadron on Monday 12th November at 12:00 for 12:30. The speaker will be Martin Wadhams part owner and Managing Director of RS Sailing.
Since the launch in the mid nineties RS has become a major part of the UK sailing scene, from junior classes up to the 3 person RS Elite keel boat, with many of the classes now also growing strongly around the world. Martin will bring us up to date on the RS story so far and in particular the “modern classic” RS Elite keel boat class, the sailors the boat attracts, its attributes and aims for the class in our region.
If you wish to attend, please follow the link below.
Sew Ann Sew have been working with the Daring Committee to provide a new range of clothing items which can be embroidered to members requirements, thus producing bespoke garments.
The selection from the Front Row and Russell collections includes in the quoted price a breast pocket size embroidered logo of the 3 red Daring chevrons. There is also the option of adding a boat name & number, and for the first time a very eye catching large outline embroidery of a Daring is also available to add to the back of garments. Embroidery can also be added to collars, nape of neck or down sleeves to create a very individual personal look.
The range covers shirts in the style of polo, sweat, rugby and drill. The range also covers a soft shell gilet in both men’s and ladies version, and men’s combat shorts for a smart onshore look.
Sew Ann Sew is a family business, based on the Isle of Wight and have been providing a specialized service to business and private clients for the past 16 years. The first showing of the collection will be at Daring dinner at the RCYC on Saturday 14th July, 2012.
Please take time to browse Sew Ann Sew’s website and do not hesitate to contact Ann Hinton on 01983 753587 if you would like any further information or would like to discuss your requirements.
The “Daring Deep Voice Choir” performing at the RTYC during the Cumber Land Cup dinner on 12th May 2012.
From left to right: David gower, Gwynne Lawrence, William Leech, Jacinta Ni Fhiachra and Douglas Harckham.