Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 on Class 40 Fortissimo – A blow by blow account – in detail!

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Finishing the Fastnet Race

At 1110 on Sunday 6th August Fortissimo and 6 crew started the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. We were the second start of the day with the awesome IMOCA 60s, but with many Class 40s all jockeying for position the Class 40 fleet made for an exciting tacking session down the Solent and out towards the Needles. Typically, the wind was from the southwest and steadily building. It was just below 15 knots, but expected to increase to around 20. Combined … Read More

Cruising a Class 40 – Part 2

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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

Spring Sailing Adventures 2016

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Spring Sailing Adventures 2016 As February continues our thoughts start to stretch well beyond our winter maintenance and onto our Spring Sailing Adventures 2016. This year we’ll be kicking the season off with two trips on Fortissimo designed to suit all types of sailor.     Solent Weekend Cruise £250 per person. 19th – 20th March On the weekend of the 19th and 20th March we’ll be doing a two day cruise of the Solent, spending the night in Cowes or … Read More