Race and cruise on a high performance Class 40 offshore racing yacht

Class 40 FORTISSIMO is now for sale! Unfortunately after a number of successful years and some great adventures we have found it more an more challenging to attract people to do the big ticket items in these challenging times. Looking to the future it seems like double handed sailing will be the best way to go, so why not grab one of the best double handed yachts in the Solent and start your own adventure.

Designed from the outset to be sailed double handed but also accommodate 8 people. Marc Lombard created a brilliant all rounder Class 40 that allows you to compete in some of the most prestigious races on the planet. Route Du Rhum, Transat Jaques Vabre and the Globe race are not races you can do on any boat. You need a Class 40! Also, when racing in Classic races such as the Fastnet Race, you start with the top offshore racing fleet alongside the IMOCAs and a highly competitive and large Class 40 fleet.

FORTISSIMO is an Akilaria RC-1, launched in 2010, professionally maintained and ready to sail. We have made careful cruising modifications such as installation of an alcohol oven, a fridge and saloon table, and a forepeak with cloth partitions for privacy. The RC-1 has adequate headroom and is perfect for fast cruising. We were careful to not add anything permanently to maintain her as a proper class 40, so when not cruising, all the modifications can be unbolted and removed.

Please contact us for more information using the info above. We are asking £115,000 GBP including VAT. This is a lot of boat. Nothing else at this price offers the same performance in a small 40ft package. Cruising at 10 knots, Easy 15 knot surfs and when going for it surfs of 20 knots Plus! All within design limits and in control. These boats are designed to do this stuff and look after you while doing it. This is the most solid boat I have ever sailed it is designed to be capable of RACING around the world.

We are no longer selling sailing experiences through our website, but if you have full boat charter ideas please feel free to get in touch and discuss.

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Finishing the Fastnet Race
Gosport Marine Charity Pursuit 2017

Race: Round Ireland Race 2018

Race around Ireland onboard a Class 40. Join our race campaign in 2018 onboard Fortissimo, a high performance racing yacht. Find out more…

Cruise: Skippered Charter

Charter Class 40 Fortissimo, an Akilaria RC1 for the day complete with skipper. We offer 1 day, 2 day weekends and 5 day charters at a date to suit you. Find out more…

Corporate: Class 40 team sailing

Sail onboard a high performance offshore racing yacht with your team and put them to the test, or simply treat them to a fantastic experience. We can tailor a bespoke day to suit you. Find out more…

Race: Fastnet Race Campaign 2019

Join our Class 40 offshore race campaign in 2019. This is a full package of training weekends and cross channel qualifying races, culminating in the 600NM Fastnet Race. Find out more…

Cruise: Channel cruise on a Class 40

Sail onboard our Class 40 for a 5 day cruise of the English channel, exploring the Brittany Coast via the Channel Islands and the West Country. Our destination is Guyader, France Find out more…

Experience: Class 40 racing yacht two day sail

Sail onboard a high performance offshore racing yacht over two days, spending the night onboard. Stay in the Solent or head to Poole or Weymouth. Find out more…

Dream or Two Sailing Welcome you Onboard!

We are based in the Solent (on the English South Coast).  We believe that sailing should be fun, exciting, taught to high standards (with no shouting!), be accompanied by calm patient instructors, unique home made food (legendary cakes!),  great destinations to visit and races to compete in. Here are some of our upcoming events…

Why sail with Dream or Two Sailing?

  • Top RYA sailing Instructors with great experience, knowledge, passion and enthusiasm.
  • Based in Portsmouth Harbour, with immediate access to the Solent, widely considered to be the best sail training area in the world, and the home of British sailing.
  • Amazing on board food for all diets, including home made cakes and fresh coffee!
  • Easy access by direct train line from Waterloo, or by road, 20 mins from M27 Fareham. Free Parking.
  • A top quality Class 40 racing yacht maintained to the highest standards, available for racing and fast long distance cruising.
  • Need Speed? Race with us on board our Class 40 offshore racing yacht, races include: Round Ireland Race, Round the Island Race 2017 and the Rolex Fastnet Race 2017.

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  • What our clients say

    This has been my 3rd time with dream or 2 and as always they have been superb. Very patient, very knowledgeable. And I’d like to say a special thank you to Rae for the most tasty lemon drizzle cake that she made for my 50th birthday x

    Lyn Kinder, Racing Yacht Day

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    Fabulous taster sailing day James instructor absolutely brilliant experience and patience wonderful day yesterday all of the group thought there was a wow factor.

    Christina Searle, Racing Yacht Day

  • What our clients say

    Being given the opportunity to do everything including navigation, helming and various other tasks was great. But there was also the opportunity to say no, if something was too far outside a comfort zone. Above all I learned so much about making a boat go faster, cross channel navigation, and a whole host of other things.

    Nigel Fryatt, Rolex Fastnet Race 2015

  • What our clients say

    What an amazing experience the whole campaign has been, culminating in the totally incredible Fastnet Race itself. I want to say a huge thank you to all at Dream Or Two for everything you have done for me and all of us.

    Niall Glatzel, Rolex Fastnet Race 2015