These 33ft boats have GRP hulls from a mould taken off a 1956 Robb designed 5.5m. They are unique to Cowes, and from a fleet of over 20 active yachts, there are always at least ten boats out racing every Saturday & Sunday from April to October. Class rules control antifouling, scrubbing and new sails.
I bought this particular boat in 2014, after it had been ashore for several years and then spent a year rebuilding. We raced two seasons before refitting again for 2017 and winning the class in both Classic Week and Cowes Week that year.
The after a few years ashore we launched again and have won the whole 2022 seasons points with an average position better than 2nd with 40 races counted.
DARING CLASS, restoration of Doublet, number 22
Designing & building boats since the '80s
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