Dave Rearick: Living a Life-Long (Bodacious) Dream

Published on September 24th, 2013

After two seasons of international competitive sailing aboard the Class 40 racer, Bodacious Dream, Dave Rearick who began sailing on Lake Michigan before going on to win his first Mackinac Races there, is about to live a life-long dream … to sail singlehanded around the world!

Dave will skipper Bodacious Dream on a 30,000 mile circumnavigation of the globe. He will leave Newport, Rhode Island on October 1, 2013 and return to the same spot some 9 months later!

All along the way, he will be sending updates over the boat’s satellite Internet connection that support a learning and discovery agenda that is being crafted by Bodacious Dream’s onshore team along with the help of the good folks at Earthwatch Institute and Hurricane Island Outward Bound School.

Dave will roughly sail the same course as the postponed Global Ocean Race, BUT in his own way and in his own time, which will give him the opportunity to explore the deep water marine world and to do his best to capture the experience in story, photos and video, thus turning each day into a learning opportunity for kids and adults who might not otherwise have access to these distant and remote corners of the world, and to the many learnings hidden there.

From Newport, Dave will head south to the equator before heading eastward towards the island of St. Helena, before heading on to Cape Town, South Africa. From there, Leg 2 is on to Wellington, New Zealand, where Bodacious Dream was built in 2011. Leg 3 will proceed to Cape Horn and So. Georgia Island before commencing Leg 4 up to the mouth of the Amazon before heading back towards Newport.

Learn more here to follow along on this voyage and take an active hand


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