The Yachts

Dare to Lead

Category Placing
IRC 71
IRC - Div 1 21
Line Honours 54
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As Da Nang Viet Nam and skippered by CYCA member and veteran of 10 Sydney Hobarts, Wendy Tuck, it was the top-placed Clipper 70 in the 2015 Sydney Hobart and finished 44th overall and ninth in Division 2. In 2013, the boat was Invest Africa and finished 69th overall, 17th in Division 1 and 11th in the Clipper division. Dale Smyth from South Africa is skippering the rebadged Dare To Lead and aboard are two Australians, including Queensland’s Daniel Clifton. Joining him is South African, Shona Davies, who is promoting awareness of mental health. Brit, Patrick Hayes, is also aboard after taking part in the 2015 edition aboard PSP Logistics. Smyth skippered her to second in Leg 2.


Competitor Details

Name Dare to Lead
Sail Number GBR725X
Owner Clipper Ventures
Skipper Dale Smyth
Sailing Master John Charles
Crew S Davies, M Husband, L Taylor, E J Bultje, D Clifton, C Palmer, S Harper, M Shepherd, D Ferguson, C Domscheit, A Williams, S Carter, N Harvey, L Baker, H Xu, D Davis, C Garratt, J Hall, M Moroko, M Eigenmann, P Hayes
State Great Britain
Type Clipper 70
LOA 21.33