Fortissimo Class 40 sailing programme

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Round Ireland Race 2016

Race: Round Ireland campaign 2016

Training and racing dates from April to June

The Round Ireland Race is one of the classic offshore races. The 704 mile course stretches yachts and crews to their limits. In 2016 we will be competing on board a Class 40 offshore racing yacht. This is your opportunity to sail on board a hi-tech racing yacht, that is designed specifically for offshore racing. More details…

Cruise to Ireland

Cruise: English south coast to Ireland

4th June – 11th June

Exciting sailing by day on a Class 40 racing yacht with cruising modifications, arriving in stunning locations in the West Country for late afternoon each day. A great way to explore the coast and get some great sailing days under your belt. More details…

Round the Island race

Race: Round the Island Race 2016

1st July – 3rd July

One of the highlights of the sailing year with some 1800 yachts racing round the Isle of Wight. You could be with us on the start line on board our Class 40 offshore racing yacht! Training day on the Friday, race on Saturday, spend Saturday evening in Cowes before cruising back on Sunday. More details…

America's Cup Sailing Day

Experience: America’s Cup sailing days

21st July – 24th July

Experience sailing onboard Fortissimo, a Class 40 offshore racing yacht in the morning, before watching the America’s Cup World Series racing from the water off Portsmouth. Includes lunch and Champagne. More details…

Channel cruising

Cruise: Fast Channel Sailing

23rd – 27th March, 10th August – 14th August

Cruise the English Channel on a Class 40 racing yacht, with average speeds of 10 knots possible, a channel crossing can be completed in 6 hours allowing day sail cruising whilst still covering long distances.  Visit France, the Channel Islands and the West Country on a 5 day cruise starting and finishing from Gosport. More details…

Race: Normandy Channel Race 2016

11th September

Double handed race opportunity for the right person. Sail from Caen, Normandy, across the Channel, through the Solent, round Lands End, to Tuskar Rock, Fastnet Rock, South of Guernsey, then back to Caen.

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Corporate and Group Racing yacht day

Experience: Corporate and Group sailing days

Contact us to arrange dates. Week days available that don’t clash with racing commitments.

Charter Fortissimo for the day, complete with Skipper and Mate. Experience sailing on a fast Class 40 offshore racing yacht. Sail from Portsmouth to Cowes for lunch, or sail around the Isle of Wight if tides and time allow. Contact us to arrange dates to suit you. Flexible dates are available as long as they don’t clash with racing commitments. Up to 6 guests. More details…

Racing yacht experience day

Experience: Class 40 Day Sails in the Solent

Available Fridays and Saturdays, when racing commitments allow.

Day sail Fortissimo in the Solent. Get to experience sailing a Class 40 racing yacht, the only one in the UK available to the public for sailing. More details…