Volvo Round Ireland Race Reflections

Martyn RuksClass 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing0 Comments

Volvo Round Ireland Race Reflections At Dream or Two Sailing we like to take on some big challenges when it comes to offshore sailing and specifically racing. This year the main feature of our Sailing Programme was the Volvo Round Ireland race. Our plan was to complete it on Fortissimo (aka 40simo) our Class 40 racing yacht. We knew this would be a test for everyone involved and it certainly lived up to its billing. Now the dust has settled … Read More

Gosport Peninsula Charity Pursuit Results

Martyn RuksCharity, Class 40 racing0 Comments

The Event On Saturday 21st May 2016 the first Gosport Peninsula Charity Pursuit took to the waters of the Solent with the aim of raising lots of money for local charities. Dream or Two Sailing were proud to participate in the first running of the event, organised by the Gosport Marine Scene CIC, on our Class 40 Fortissimo. While a race boat like ours may outwardly seem like an advantage in a race, in reality it meant a large penalty … Read More

Round the Island Race 2016

Martyn RuksClass 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing, Round The Island Race0 Comments

On the 2nd July the sailing world will gather off Cowes to compete in the World famous Round the Island Race 2016. This iconic sporting event was first held back in 1931, organised by the Island Sailing Club, it has become one of the highlights of the sailing calendar. The beauty of sailing is that anyone can enter their boat into this race and as a result it is always a fantastic spectacle for competitors and observers alike. Despite this … Read More

Cruising a Class 40 – Part 2

James Closeadventure, class 40, cruising, Dream or Two Sailing0 Comments

This is part two of Carolyn’s account of our fast cruise on our Class 40, Fortissimo. If you missed the first part then you can find it here. In this part we join the cruise in Dartmouth on Wednesday morning.   Wednesday 6 April: Dartmouth to Poole We decided to have a relaxed morning in Dartmouth:  Fortissimo was due to touch the mud at midday so James calculated we could set off at 1.30pm.  So we explored the ancient maritime quarter of Bayards … Read More