The Amazing Adventures of Stick Daring

The Amazing Adventures of Stick Daring

The Amazing Adventures of Stick Daring

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This is an inspirational true story. Neil Peters transforms himself into a real-life superhero, Stick Daring, to undertake a journey of epic proportions. He tackles challenge after challenge on a near impossible task to circumnavigate some of the most dangerous seas in the world, single-handedly - all the way around Britain.

His ancient 13 foot long sailing boat (a fifty year old Laser sailing dinghy purchased for £50) was better suited to the local pond than the treacherous waters off the coast of Britain. Battling not only the demands of staying afloat and working out where he is exactly, Stick also faces the testing issues of washing, finding food, shelter and how to get through the surf onto and off numerous beaches, in the unpredictable British weather!

Follow Stick’s epic journey and see the places and people he meets along the way entertainingly written in two parts, totalling 540 pages, including 148 colour pictures and maps.

The Amazing Adventures of Stick Daring softback edition by Neil Peters.


Stick Daring is an adventurer who is famous for sailing anti-clockwise around the UK in a £50 Laser dinghy.

His real name is Neil Peters, born and educated in England, attending Glyn Secondary School in Ewell, Surrey. Upon leaving school at 18, he started working in the marketing department of a local building products company, who manufactured drainage products.  So you could say he started his career in the gutter. He rapidly moved on into the world of advertising where he spent ten years in various ad agencies before embarking on his own start up business. Neil’s business acumen set him on a course where he initiated 13 startup businesses over 30 yeras. During this time he has experiened both the euphoric highs and desperate lows associated with ground up companies.

From a very young age Neil was exposed to the sea,  holidaying in the Witterings, Sussex coast with his parents as a child before catching the sailing bug from his cousins during extended summer holidays on Oulton Broads in East Anglia, when he was eight years old. This passion blossomed when he was given his first Laser aged 17, sailing it at Barn Island Reservoir in Walton-On-Thames. Since then his Laser has taken him all over the world competing in numerous international competitions throughout his adult life. 

After raising three boys with his wife Emma, Neil’s attentions and energy turned to his life long passion of Laser sailing once they had all left the nest to pursue work and further education. In 2019 the ambition to circumnavigate Britian in a Laser could finally become a reality, after three years of talking about it.

Starting out from Eastbourne on the 17th July 2019, Neil knew little of what lay ahead. 76 days, 6 hours and 15 minutes later he returned safely back to Eastbourne on 30th September 2019 as Stick Daring, intrepid adventurer - fully enlightened!

Stick has an incredible story to tell and he invites you to experience his voyage with him through this site and his book.