New Merchandise Partnership

The Daring Class have been able to establish a new merchandise partnership with ‘Musto’ and ‘Henri Lloyd’ via a Sports Travel Business whose Management Team include our very own Class Captain, David Gower and fellow Dolphin Crew member, Kristi Roger.

Benefit to Members

LexySports have set up an arrangement to purchase crew gear from both Henri Lloyd and Musto clothing at a 10% discounted rate to class members.

Benefit to the Daring Class

A 10% royalty fee will be paid to the class for any specialist embroidery carried out using the Daring logo, or associated with the Daring racing yacht therefore raising much need additional funds for the Class.



The Details

Please note that availability and discounts are normally only applicable to the “corporate” ranges of clothing, however, other items may be available (and discounted) on a discretionary basis by Musto and Henri LLoyd.

Have a look at the Lexy website, and please feel free to make contact if you would like to discuss placing any orders for this, or next season.

Catalogues for 2014 collections will be available for inspection at the Daring AGM on December 9th, and deliveries are normally within 12 days (for embroidered items). However, this may not allow for delivery in time for Christmas, so do not hesitate to get in touch now for pre holiday season orders.


Colonial Cup Challenge 2013 Review


After three days of intensive, demanding team racing and an equally demanding social programme, the Royal Perth Yacht Club were the worthy winners of the Colonial Cup.
Staged every three years alternating between the Solent and Perth this year’s event was blessed with perfect team racing conditions with winds ranging from five to fifteen knots, sunshine and courses in a reasonably benign area of the Solent. With races averaging twenty minutes a full programme of twenty two was run before a winner emerged on the final day.
Sailed in the Royal Thames/Royal Yacht Squadron J80’s, these well prepared, quick and responsive boats are the ideal choice for this form of event and irrespective of who won a particular race boats were rarely more than seconds apart at the finish.
With impeccable race management by the Royal London Yacht Club, with barely sufficient time between races for some of us senior members to dress wounds, and a superb social programme supported by the Royal Perth, the Royal Yacht Squadron and the Royal Corinthian the event proved to be a resounding success and we look forward to challenging for the trophy again in Perth in 2016.

Youth Helm Series 2013

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

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Colonial Cup Challenge 2013

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

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Solent Racing Marks 2013

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.

This Season’s Entry Details

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.

Click here

Cowes Yachting Lunch 12th November at the Royal Yacht Squadron

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 – New Clothing Range 2012

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.