A new pathway to high performance offshore racing

James Closeadventure, class 40, Class 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing, James

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    The Ocean Racing Project is a new initiative in the UK that will provide an opportunity for young sailors to take a Step Up to Offshore racing. The project will initially create a race team who will compete in the highly competitive Class 40. Initially funded by chronyko, an immersive training business, the project is aiming to attract both sailors and sponsors to join the project whose primary objective is to create a pathway that doesn’t currently exist … Read More

Volvo Round Ireland Success

Martyn Ruksclass 40, Class 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing

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, 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

Sail the Thames and London

Martyn Ruksclass 40, cruising, Dream or Two Sailing

Sail the Thames and London on a Racing Yacht In all the hustle and bustle of a modern city it is easy to forget that so many of our ancestors would not have experienced it from the same perspective. Take London for example, where the river Thames may seem busy to us with all the tourist boats whizzing up and down and all the iconic ships moored along its length. But if you were to travel back in time even … Read More