Treat of a lifetime, or best value marketing opportunity ever?

James Closeclass 40, Class 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing, Rolex Fastnet, Route Du Rhum, TJV0 Comments

Calling all wannabe Vendee Globe sailors, offshore racers, mini transit sailors, adventurers, business owners and marketing managers looking for sponsorship exposure in the world of offshore sailing… specifically the Rolex Fastnet Race. Raising or spending £200K for a Class 40 offshore / ocean race campaign is a pretty big challenge for both sailors looking for support and the businesses raising the funds. Making the step from dinghy racing or mini transat to Class 40 is a large one. In the … Read More

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

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

Sailing Class 40 Style

Martyn RuksClass 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing0 Comments

Sailing Class 40 Style Those of you who’ve sailed on our Class 40 yacht Fortissimo will know that she’s a fabulous boat to push and hone your sailing skills. However, if you haven’t sailed on her we realise that it might initially sound a bit intimidating to be sailing on a thoroughbred racer on one of our experiences. So in order to help you see why she’s so great to sail we thought we’d provide some more detail for you! We … Read More