Bodacious Dream

Bodacious Dream - Our LogoBodacious Dream is a state-of-the art third generation Class 40 racing sailboat that was built and launched in Wellington, New Zealand in December of 2011. Skippered by American Dave Rearick, she has since the spring of 2012 successfully competed in several American and International Races – including a first place finish  in the 2013 Atlantic Cup Race. Read about all our past races HERE!

Bodacious Dream Expeditions

:: THE GLOBAL CIRCUMNAVIGATION! What’s happening right NOW is a long-dreamed of adventure of the sort that very few people have ever attempted; a single-handed sailing circumnavigation of the globe that Dave and Bodacious Dream are set upon now. On 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.

Legs of the Circumnavigation

1) On December 3, 2013, Dave completed Leg 1, landing safely in Cape Town, South Africa, after completing the 8,000 miles voyage. While in Cape Town, Dave visited and filed updates on excursions to visit African Penguins and the Cape of Good Hope. While in Cape Town, Earthwatch published a news story on Dave and the Expedition.

2)  On December 21, 2013, Dave departed Cape Town on Leg 2 bound for Wellington, New Zealand. On February 8, 2014, after enduring weeks of stormy seas, Dave safely landed in Wellington, New Zealand – a journey of over 7,000 miles. While in Wellington (where Bodacious Dream was built in 2011) Dave undertook a special excursions to visit Fox Glacier. 

3) On March 26, 2014, Dave departed Wellington, NZ on Leg 3 which will take Dave east to a waypoint about 46°S Latitude and 147°W Longitude before turning Bodacious Dream north towards the Galapagos Islands.  Stay tuned for regular progress reports.

:: FOLLOW OUR ADVENTURE! To get the latest updates, check out our Expedition Blog, or tune into us on Facebook, Twitter, on our BDX YouTube Channel or SIGN UP for our Email Newsletter!

capt_dave_ac_215:: LEARNING AND DISCOVERY! Our goal here is to share Dave’s experiences in as direct and useful a way as possible. We encourage you to jump way deeper into the wonders and beauty of the natural world Dave is traversing by investigating and sharing with the younger people in your world our Explorer “Study” Guides! (Begin with this one on “Our Watery World” to get a feel for them.)

And be sure to check out our “Citizen Science” page. Included there you will see listed our up-to-date series of “Science Notes written for us by our Earthwatch ocean scientist colleague, Tegan Mortimer who brilliantly picks up on what Dave encounters on the water and wraps it up for us in beautiful scientific perspectives. Let the learning begin!

:: WE’RE HERE! In the meantime, should you want to, drop us a line from our “Contact Us” page – ask questions, make comments, say hi – we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. And thank you as always for your interest and support.

- Dave Rearick (Skipper of Bodacious Dream)