Volvo Round Ireland Race 2018 onboard Class 40 racing yacht “Fortissimo”

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The Volvo Round Ireland Race is one of the classic offshore races. The 704 mile course stretches yachts and crews to their limits. After a successful race campaign in 2016, we’re looking forward to returning to Wicklow for another race. In 2018 we will be competing on board our Class 40 offshore racing yacht, Fortissimo.

This is your opportunity to sail on board a hi-tech racing yacht, that is designed specifically for offshore racing. Strong, safe and fast, these boats are capable of speeds of up to 20 knots, in offshore conditions, yet are designed to be managed single handed or fully crewed.

From the start line at Wicklow up to 100 yachts will set off leaving Ireland and all its Islands (except Rockall) to Starboard. Our racing package will include two training days in the Solent, a qualifying non-stop delivery trip of over 300NM from Gosport to Greystones Marina, near Wicklow, the Volvo Round Ireland Race and the delivery back to Gosport (optional).

We have a limited number of places left for passionate and enthusiastic sailors who are looking for a life changing experience! Phone or Email us for further details and to book your place on the team…

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  • Volvo Round Ireland Race 2018 - Fortissimo crosses the line at Wicklow

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A race package culminating in the Race on 30 June 2018. All participants have to complete 300 sea miles offshore, as a team, be RYA Day Skipper or above with offshore sailing experience and have done their RYA and ISAF Sea Survival course before the start of the race.

  • Two Solent Training days, date TBC to fit with crew availability.
  • Qualifying RORC race series (details provided closer to the time)
  • Non-stop delivery trip from Gosport to Wicklow. (June 2018)
  • 2 days in Ireland to relax, prepare the boat, have race inspection and sample the hospitality.
  • The Volvo Round Ireland Race June 30 2018.
  • Delivery back to Gosport (Optional).
Exceptional safety combination- Skipper and first mate qualified to RYA Yachtmaster Instructor level with racing experience including the Fastnet and second mate qualified to RYA Yachtmaster.

  • All race entry and mooring fees
  • Two training days in the Solent
  • Food onboard whilst training and racing
  • Accomodation onboard whilst training and racing
  • Dream or Two Racing Team top

The cost of our Round Ireland Race package is £3,995 and includes a qualifying RORC race series to hone your race skills and increase your familiarity with the boat.

See FAQ for what is included.

For more information you can download our information pack as a PDF (note that this is the 2016 version and we’ll update for 2018 closer to the time)

  • What our Clients say

    Being given the opportunity to do everything including navigation, helming and various other tasks was great. But there was also the opportunity to say no, if something was too far outside a comfort zone. Above all I learned so much about making a boat go faster, cross channel navigation, and a whole host of other things.

    Nigel Fryatt, Rolex Fastnet crew 2015

  • What our Clients say
    What an amazing experience the whole campaign has been, culminating in the totally incredible Fastnet Race itself. I want to say a huge thank you to all at Dream Or Two for everything you have done for me and all of us.

    Niall Glatzell, Rolex Fastnet crew 2015

     

  • What our Clients say

    I did the 2016 Round Ireland Race on Fortissimo plus the delivery there and back.  The weather wasn’t the kindest but we still managed a rip roaring 20kt + ride down the West coast.  With a Class 40 having a smaller number of crew than the usual stock forty footer you get a chance to do everything on board that you are capable of plus a bit more. 

    If you’ve ever suffered from being ‘rail meat’ this is your chance to break out and contribute to all aspects of sailing and racing a planing race boat capable of  downwind speeds on a par with grand prix teams.

    James and his team will help and train you to achieve what it says on the box – dreams.  Don’t hesitate, just do it.

    John, Round Ireland Crew 2016