Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 on Class 40 Fortissimo – A blow by blow account – in detail!

James CloseClass 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing, James, Rolex Fastnet, Thoughts, Uncategorised0 Comments

Finishing the Fastnet Race

At 1110 on Sunday 6th August Fortissimo and 6 crew started the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. We were the second start of the day with the awesome IMOCA 60s, but with many Class 40s all jockeying for position the Class 40 fleet made for an exciting tacking session down the Solent and out towards the Needles. Typically, the wind was from the southwest and steadily building. It was just below 15 knots, but expected to increase to around 20. Combined … Read More

Supporting the Andrew Simpson Foundation

Martyn RuksCharity, Cowes, Dream or Two Sailing0 Comments

Dream or Two Sailing are proud to announce the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) as our chosen charity for the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. The Foundation does incredible work providing access to sailing for those who might not otherwise get an opportunity to experience it. They are especially active in enabling young people to develop transferable skills out on the water. At Dream or Two we are also passionate believers in how sailing skills can be used to great positive effect in life … Read More

Volvo Round Ireland Success

Martyn Ruksclass 40, Class 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing0 Comments

Volvo Round Ireland Success In 2016 our big challenge was to achieve Volvo Round Ireland success. Success is often measured in the result of the race or the placing of the boat. To us success was measured in terms of successful completion of the race and the personal victories that come with it. So in the second part of our blog about the race we reflect on it from a crew member’s perspective. You can read the race reflections of the shore … Read More

Treat of a lifetime, or best value marketing opportunity ever?

James Closeclass 40, Class 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing, Rolex Fastnet, Route Du Rhum, TJV0 Comments

Calling all wannabe Vendee Globe sailors, offshore racers, mini transit sailors, adventurers, business owners and marketing managers looking for sponsorship exposure in the world of offshore sailing… specifically the Rolex Fastnet Race. Raising or spending £200K for a Class 40 offshore / ocean race campaign is a pretty big challenge for both sailors looking for support and the businesses raising the funds. Making the step from dinghy racing or mini transat to Class 40 is a large one. In the … Read More