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

James CloseClass 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing, James, Rolex Fastnet, Thoughts, Uncategorised

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

Gosport Peninsula Charity Race

Martyn RuksClass 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing, Solent

 Gosport Peninsula Charity Race At Dream or Two Sailing we are passionate about realising the positive benefits to people’s lives that many of us know that sailing can bring. We also know that achieving this ambition requires us to be providing access to sailing for a wide cross section of society at large. As a result, when we spotted the Gosport Peninsula Charity Race, which is organised by the Gosport Marine Festival, we knew immediately that we’d like to be … Read More

Sailing Class 40 Style

Martyn RuksClass 40 racing, Dream or Two Sailing

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

Spring Sailing Adventures 2016

Martyn RuksDream or Two Sailing

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