Bodacious DreamÂ is a state-of-the art third generation ClassÂ 40 racing sailboat that was built and launched in New Zealand in December of 2011. Skippered by AmericanÂ Dave Rearick, she has since the spring of 2012 successfully competed in several American and International Races – including a recent first place finish this May in the Atlantic Cup Race. Read about all our past races HERE!
::Â THE GLOBAL CIRCUMNAVIGATION!Â What’s happening right NOW is a long-dreamed of adventure of the sort that very few people have ever attempted;Â a single-handed sailing circumnavigation of the globeÂ that Dave and Bodacious Dream are set upon now. OnÂ October 2, 2013, Dave departed from Newport, Rhode Island, on a voyage of learning and discovery that is expected to cover 30,000 miles and take 9 months, before returning to Newport.
On December 3, 2013, Dave landed safely inÂ Cape Town, South Africa,Â completing the 8,000 miles of Leg #1 from Newport, RI. While in Cape Town, Dave made some repairs and upgrades to Bodacious Dream before departing on December 21, 2013 on Leg #2 bound forÂ Wellington, New Zealand!
Leg #2 was completed onÂ February 8, 2014,Â whenÂ Dave safely landed inÂ Wellington, New ZealandÂ - a journey of over 7,000 miles. After a stay in and around Wellington (where Bodacious Dream was built in 2011)Â Leg 3Â will take Dave across the Southern Pacific and into the Southern Atlantic Ocean.
:: THE CIRCUMNAVIGATION STORY: Dave’s route will be the one traveled by most global ocean racer, but as this won’t be a race, Dave will have the luxury of time to explore more deeply the world of the open ocean. We hope you will join us for the tour. Here’s Dave’s intro to the circumnavigation and here’s the itinerary!
As we do for all of our expeditions, we are in the process of redoing our custom study materials, overviews and sets of smart and eye-friendly “Explorer Guides” to complement our travels and to help students and adultsÂ (working on their own or together)Â to engage and learn along with what Dave is doing and seeing out on the water. In this way, we hope to engage you in doing some “Citizen Science.”
In the meantime, should you want to, drop us a line from our â€śContact Usâ€ť page – ask questions, make comments, say hi â€“ weâ€™ll get back to you as soon as we can. And thank you as always for yourÂ interest and support.
- Dave Rearick (Skipper of Bodacious Dream)