One of the questions that Amanda and I are often asked is “Why did we call ourselves Force 4 Sailing?”
The reason is simple, a force 4 on the beaufort scale is widely acknowledged as the best sailing conditions for a modern cruising yacht. The wind strength ranges from 11 to 16 knots which means we can comfortably carry full canvas on all points of sail be that running down wind, beam reaching or close hauled. With a sea state of slight to moderate the sailing is exciting and exhilarating especially if the sun is shining and the sky is blue (as is generally the case in the Costa Tropical)
With all this in mind we didn’t dare dream that the domain name Force4Sailing.com would be available and you could have knocked us down with a feather when we found out, to our joy, that it was. One quick call to our web designer later and that was that!
So there you have it, Iain and Amanda are Force 4 Sailing and we are Cruising the Costa Tropical in a yacht called Great Escape…
Full Sail Ahead!