Sail the Thames and London

Martyn Ruksclass 40, cruising, Dream or Two Sailing0 Comments

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

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

Cruising a Class 40 – Part 1

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

In April this year we cruised our Class 40 racing yacht, Fortissimo around the English Channel. Carolyn Morgan, one of our crew for the trip has very kindly written a summary of the trip. Here are her thoughts on the first two days of cruising a Class 40… Monday 4 April: Portsmouth to Weymouth Prompt start this morning: Alasdair and I had met James the night before and slept on the boat.  As a racing yacht Fortissimo is more spartan … Read More