Round the Island Race 2016

Martyn RuksClass 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing, Round The Island Race0 Comments

On the 2nd July the sailing world will gather off Cowes to compete in the World famous Round the Island Race 2016. This iconic sporting event was first held back in 1931, organised by the Island Sailing Club, it has become one of the highlights of the sailing calendar. The beauty of sailing is that anyone can enter their boat into this race and as a result it is always a fantastic spectacle for competitors and observers alike. Despite this … Read More

Class 40. From dream to reality

James CloseClass 40 racing, James, Portsmouth, Rolex Fastnet, Round The Island Race, Route Du Rhum, Solent3 Comments

About a year and a half ago we had an idea that a class 40 racing yacht would make an excellent vessel for Dream or Two’s Fastnet campaign in 2015. At the time it was an idle comment, but the more we discussed it and dreamed about it, the more convinced we were it was a good idea and an adventure worth pursuing. Initially we were just browsing and looking into the feasibility of operating a Class 40 as a … Read More

From Portugal to the Solent…..Buying a Sailing Yacht Along The Way

James CloseChichester Harbour, Cowes, Osborne House, Photos, Portsmouth, Round The Island Race, Scanmar 33, Spinnaker Tower, Uncategorised, Union Pub; West Cowes, Yacht Ellida0 Comments

Chichester marina may seem, and indeed is, a long way from Lagos, Portugal.The connection? Four Dream or Two graduates who first met on a New Year’s trip with Jannine on Muritai in 2013/14, sailing and carousing our way along the Algarve. Sailing gives us many things – freedom, challenges, excitement, frustrations, the occasional bout of fear (and seasickness) and importantly, a sense of teamwork and the possibilities of building new friendships. Different life experiences bring strangers together to crew on … Read More

2015 – The Year Of Sailing On The Solent

James CloseAmerica's Cup, Ben Ainslie Racing, J Class Yachts, Portsmouth, Rolex Fastnet, Round The Island Race, Solent0 Comments

Yesterday  the sun shone down on the inaugural  Gosport Boat Jumble organised by Gosport Marine Scene. What a fantastic day!We had such a great time taking part. The event was held at Haslar Marina and by 9am the place was buzzing as sailors searched for  bargains and obscure pieces of kit. The atmosphere, chatter and overall vibe confirmed that the Solent really is the hub of British sailing. 2015  is most definitely the year of sailing in the Solent! Already … Read More