Bodacious Dream Expeditions are an ongoing series of voyages of discovery and learning that bring the wonders and excitement of traveling the world’s oceans directly to you so that you might enjoy, learn and play along with us. Our boat, Bodacious Dream, skippered by Dave Rearick, is equipped for satellite Internet … so we can send story, photo and video updates from wherever we are at sea, and respond to your questions and comments.
:: 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!
On October 2, 2013, Dave departed from Newport, Rhode Island, on a voyage that is expected to cover 30,000 miles and take 9 months, before returning to Newport. On December 3, 2013, Dave landed safely in Cape Town, South Africa, after completing the 8,000 miles of Leg 1 from Newport, RI. While in Cape Town, Dave made a series of repairs and upgrades to Bodacious Dream before departing on December 21, 2013 on Leg 2 … bound for Wellington, New Zealand!
On February 8, 2014, Dave safely landed in Wellington, New Zealand – a journey of over 7,000 miles. After a stay in and around Wellington (where Bodacious Dream was built in 2011) Leg 3 will take Dave across the Southern Pacific and into the Southern Atlantic Ocean.
:: FOLLOW OUR ADVENTURE! To get the latest updates, check out our Expedition Blog, or sign up for our Email Newsletter – Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter! You can also check out the videos on our BDX YouTube Channel.
:: LEARNING AND DISCOVERY! 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, curated by Earthwatch Institute Scientist Tegan Mortimer! Let the learning begin!
:: THE CIRCUMNAVIGATION STORY: Dave’s route will be the one traveled by most global ocean racers, but as this won’t be a race, Dave will have more 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!
:: PREVIOUS EXPEDITIONS: Over the course of 2013, Dave completed three other Bodacious Dream Expeditions.
- Our FIRST Bodacious Dream Expedition of the Baja Peninsula concluded on April 5th. There were many updates, as well as photos and videos along the way! (Get a one-page recap with links within it, HERE!)
- Our SECOND expedition ended on May 26th and was along the Atlantic Coast, and happened concurrently with the 2013 Atlantic Cup Race which saw Bodacious Dream hold onto its lead through two tough days of “inshore” racing to WIN the big prize! (Get Dave’s one-page recap with links within it, HERE!)
- Our THIRD expedition concluded on July 22nd, and ran concurrently with the 2013 Trans-Pac Race - 2225 miles of open-ocean sailing from Long Beach, California to the Honolulu, Hawaii aboard our sister ship, Bodacious IV, which executed a daring southerly strategy and crossed the finish line first in their division, though their corrected finish considering handicaps was third. (Get Dave’s one-page recap with links within it, HERE!)
And just so you know, we are always here at the other end of this internet “thing.” 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.
So, come along and join the expeditionary force!
- Dave and the Whole Bodacious Dream Team