Dream or Two Sailing are proud to announce the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) as our chosen charity for the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. The Foundation does incredible work providing access to sailing for those who might not otherwise get an opportunity to experience it. They are especially active in enabling young people to develop transferable skills out on the water. At Dream or Two we are also passionate believers in how sailing skills can be used to great positive effect in life and in work.
This August Dream or Two’s Class 40 racing yacht Fortissimo will compete in the infamous Fastnet race, which starts at Cowes on the 6th August. Our crew are currently completing a challenging campaign of training and races to develop skills and experience ahead of the race. A key member of this crew is Cat, who was selected as the first ever recipient of chronyko’s Ken Stanley Sailing Scholarship. Cat has an ambition to become a professional offshore sailor and is currently making the big step up from dinghy sailing to Class 40. The Fastnet race will be a major challenge but an important step on her journey. The chronyko scholarship programme will provide continuing support for her both on and off the water, including providing ongoing access to Class 40 sailing.
Dream or Two are proud to support initiatives like the chronyko scholarship, that allow the development of key skills both on and off the water. We share many of the same values as the ASF and it was therefore easy to select them as our chosen charity for the Fastnet race. We’ll be showing our support for the charity both before and during the race. On Monday 31st July, Charity Day at Lendy Cowes Week (29th July – 5th August), Fortissimo will be in Cowes to support the ASF by enabling a group of lucky people to experience sailing on a pro-racing yacht. Throughout the week the team at Dream or Two Sailing will also be supporting FUNdraising activities across a range of venues and events in Cowes.
The whole team at Dream or Two is thrilled to offer this support for the ASF and encourage people to donate to this great cause via their website www.andrewsimpsonfoundation.org or Text BART17 £(amount) to 70070.