Choir – Cumber Land Cup dinner

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.

Fantastic Photos

The Daring Class thanks Jane Peckham for bringing some amazing photos to our attention. The photos taken by Hamo Thorneycroft are probably the best ever taken of Darings racing and there are close up pictures of almost every crew.

To see the photos: Click Here 


A Daring Rescue

Racing during Cowes Week, a helmsman was knocked unconscious with a sickening thud of the boom.  Expert sailor and Author Steve Sleight tells the story in last month’s RNLI magazine.

Download full article: icon RNLI Article (April 2012)


Daring Charter



For exciting and challenging racing in a classic thoroughbred metre yacht, charter a Daring.

We have a few of these 33′ yachts fully prepared and available for series and match racing, Cowes Classics Week, Cowes Week and more.

Available from as little as £100 a day, take part in the Solent’s most fun and most competitive one design class racing. There are opportunities to join existing syndicates, buy a new or used boat, and become a part of a sociable and welcoming community of sailors.

For more details download the brochure: icon Daring_Charter_2012

Day out with the Darings – David Glenn

David Glenn, Editor of Yachting World joined the crew of Dolphin for the Saturday at Cowes Week. His article in Yachting World makes good reading:

“Being a thoroughly decent lot, the Daring fleet avoided shouting about their 50th birthday this year in order not to detract from the celebrations surrounding the XOD’s centenary. ‘Afterall, none of us will be around when this class reaches its 100th,’ noted David Gower aboard whose Daring Dolphin I had the considerable pleasure of sailing on the first day of Cowes Week” …

To read the full article click here: David Glenn (Yachting World Online)

DEINOS – Long or short term charter available

DEINOS No 17 (the donor boat for Debutante) has been refurbished and is looking beautiful. She is in fully equipped and ready to race. She is available now for short or long term charter on terms to be agreed with her owner. She is available for Cowes Week and any remaining weekends or Regattas his season. Interested sailors should contact James Pearcy, james.pearcy@datalinx.co.uk or telephone 07774 449 040.


Photos – Jubilee Sail Past

After a somewhat challenging three race day, the Daring fleet wound its way up The Green for a sail past to celebrate the Class Golden Jubilee on Saturday 9th July 2011.

The Salute to the fleet was taken in front of the Royal Yacht Squadron by Captain Guy Robinson Royal Navy, the Commanding Officer HMS DARING, flanked by the Class Admiral, Robin Aisher and the Class Captain Col. Carron Snagge.

A selection of photos can be seen in the Community section under multimedia. The photos have kindly been provided by Diana Deacon. You can also see the full set of photos here – Full Gallery Set.

During the Stug Perry and Sailpast on 9th July Hamo Thorneycroft took photographs of almost every Daring and her crew in some of the best conditions possible. Hamo made no charge to the Association for the photos taken. Please support him by placing orders for the prints via this link: http://www.yacht-photos.co.uk/events/1341-1133/daring-class-sailpast-stug-perry.php

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

Sailing Instructions now available for download!

The Black Group and White Group Sailing Instructions are now available for download from the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week website.

Waterproof copies will be available from the Regatta Centre with the rest of your registration pack at the start of the week. A version (on normal paper) will also be mailed to you in advance.

Registration will be possible between 2pm and 6pm on Thursday 4 August, 9am and 10pm on Friday 5 August, and from 8am on Saturday 6 August – please note all registrations need to be made in person at the Regatta Centre before your first race.


Relaunch News – 5.5m Modern Boats

Jamie Clark has brought news of a modern 5.5 class of boat that look very much like the Darings. For interest, some news from the 5.5 Class Association.

Here is a tribute to the many sailors who put a lot of effort into having former racers rebuilt and brought back to the race track. Two have recently relaunched their beauties, giving them a platform to exhibit their work done:

5.5 ITA 59 “Arunga III”. This 1970’s multiple champion boat (former KA-31, Z-128) had been going through difficult times in recent years, until Riccardo engaged in getting the boat back to shape & shine, most of the work being excellently done by himself. She is now again ready to race and on offer.

Owner: Riccardo Garriboldi – http://5.5inventory.org/ITA/059

traumfanger5.5 GER 74 “Traumfänger”. This sisterboat to the 1986 World Champion Warren Muir design “John B VII”, had been sailing in Norway (NOR 44) and then in The Netherlands, where already significant work had been done. After arrival in Germany Jochen Franzen encountered a problem zone in the hull, which needed considerable exchange of wood. Once in the mood, he added a new teak deck and varnishing of the hull as well as quite a bit of deck equipment. Finally he presented the boat during the German Open, not far away from the front ranks.

Owner: Hans-Joachim Franzen – www.5.5inventory.org/GER/074