Daring Dauntless takes the title at Cowes Classics Week
Dauntless, sailed by Richard Acland and his crew, was almost untouchable in the 14-strong Daring Class which finished competing at Cowes Classics Week today. Five first places and a throwaway third ensured victory at the top of the leaderboard of the 143 yachts which took part in the 12th edition of the event this week.
Richard was guest helm on Dauntless carrying away the historic 1792 Cup. “I couldn’t have done this without our brilliant crew,” he said, which included co-owner Jane Peckham. “The boat was very well prepared. Getting clean starts seemed to give us the advantages that got us away from such a tight competitive fleet.”
The Daring Class was just one of six keelboat classes competing on the Royal London Yacht Club’s committee boat race areas along with the National Swallows, Solent Sunbeams, Dragons and Flying Fifteens, Bembridge One Designs and X One Designs.