Apparently it is windy. Apparent wind explained.

James CloseClass 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing, James, Tips & Tricks, Uncategorised, wind

I talk about apparent wind a lot, it is a term that applies to all sailing boats, but is more noticeable on a fast boat like Fortissimo, as high boat speed means we generate a bigger headwind, which distorts the wind we feel onboard.  To explain how we manage the wind to increase performance I will start with the basics, and then elaborate… We have the true wind, which is the wind we feel if we were standing still. Once we start moving, we … Read More

Reflections – Transat Jacques Vabre

Martyn RuksClass 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing, TJV

Dream or Two’s Reflections on the Transat Jacques Vabre 2015 It was great to watch the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) amongst the thousands of hardcore French sailing fans. Unfortunately the notorious harsh weather had deserted us and it was a beautiful sunny day with no wind. The fastest offshore yachts in the world were reduced to very expensive flotsam, drifting at unspectacular speed. It didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd though and provided us with some … Read More

A new chapter begins at Dream or Two Sailing

James CloseDream or Two Sailing, James

Those of you who regularly check out our website may have noticed there have been a few changes in recent weeks. This post will explain what has been going on and what the future plans are for Dream or Two Sailing. Most of you will know that we now own and operate a Class 40 racing yacht called “Fortissimo”, and a number of you have already been out on her this year, either racing, cruising or day sailing. For the … Read More