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, TJV

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

Class 40. From dream to reality

James CloseClass 40 racing, James, Portsmouth, Rolex Fastnet, Round The Island Race, Route Du Rhum, Solent

About a year and a half ago we had an idea that a class 40 racing yacht would make an excellent vessel for Dream or Two’s Fastnet campaign in 2015. At the time it was an idle comment, but the more we discussed it and dreamed about it, the more convinced we were it was a good idea and an adventure worth pursuing. Initially we were just browsing and looking into the feasibility of operating a Class 40 as a … Read More

Unsung Sailing Heroes

James CloseClass 40 racing, Route Du Rhum, Unsung sailing heroes

There are a number of sailing heros and heroines who are known to us and we often read about them in the news. They are the one’s whose opinions are asked for in all matters sailing related. The likes of Sir Robin Knox Johnson of course, who has, very justifiably been awarded Yachtsman Of The Year for the third time, for his completion of the Route Du Rhum Race at age 75- amazing! Others such as Sir Ben Ainslie of … Read More