2018 Sailing Programme

James CloseUncategorised0 Comments

We have an exciting 2018 ahead of us with a LOT of Class 40 racing. Our main crewed race of the season, which you can take part in, will be the Volvo Round Ireland Race which we will be competing in as a Class 40, rather than on IRC handicap. This race is part of the Class 40 European Cup and we have decided to do all of the Euro Class 40 races this year. This means we will be heading … Read More

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