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

Is the America’s Cup good for sailing?

Martyn RuksAmerica's Cup, Ben Ainslie Racing, Dream or Two Sailing0 Comments

The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy and has famously not been won by a British team since being awarded by the Royal Yacht Squadron way back in 1851. However, the competition has not been without British success over the years. Most recently Sir Ben Ainslie helping US Team Oracle pull off a famous victory in 2013 by coming back from 8-1 down to win 9-8 against the Emirates Team New Zealand. So with this and much Olympic success … 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

Gosport Peninsula Charity Race

Martyn RuksClass 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing, Solent0 Comments

 Gosport Peninsula Charity Race At Dream or Two Sailing we are passionate about realising the positive benefits to people’s lives that many of us know that sailing can bring. We also know that achieving this ambition requires us to be providing access to sailing for a wide cross section of society at large. As a result, when we spotted the Gosport Peninsula Charity Race, which is organised by the Gosport Marine Festival, we knew immediately that we’d like to be … Read More