Third Kiwi 40 launched
Despite the pouring rain on Wellington’s harbor throughout the launch ceremony, everything went well and smoothly. After leaving the factory at Hakes Marine, the boat firstly went into the water and was rigged soon after. Bodacious Dream has already started sea trials as planned, and currently seems 'at home' sailing 20 knots of wind.
American skipper Dave Rearick will be staying in Wellington until the beginning of February when the boat will leave New Zealand shores and head for the USA. Once the Global Ocean Race yachts will have arrived in Wellington, (ETA around Christmas day), Bodacious Dream will get the chance to meet and test her performance against other Class40s that will be berthed in the Wellington until the re-start of the GOR on 29 January.
Eager to compete, Bodacious Dream and her skipper will hope to be able to line up against some other Class40s in Wellington before being shipped to the US where she will participate in the Atlantic Cup - due to kick off on 12 May from Charleston, South Carolina, bound for New
York City and then Newport, Rhode Island.