giovedì 19 gennaio 2012

Global Ocean Race - BT Boats Class40 Kiwi40FC #3 Bodacious Dream undergoes sea trials in Wellington

The third BT Boats Kiwi40FC Class40, Bodacious Dream, was recently launched at Hakes Marine in Wellington, New Zealand. Before the boat leaves for the US, her American skipper, Dave Rearick, is taking the boat test sailing in Wellington Harbour. For Lapo Ancillotti, Bodacious Dream represents the BT Boats ideal of an all-round, high-performance Class40: “We definitely wanted to design an all-round Class40 and I had the feeling that most of the designs are fairly specialised, specifically for reaching,” says Ancillotti. “We wanted to develop a boat that could be raced effectively in many circumstances, short-handed, fully-crewed, inshore and offshore and I think we’ve really achieved something.” Watch a video of the Farr Yacht Design Class40 undergoing sea trails and an explanation of the project by Lapo Ancillotti here. Bodacious Dream will be shipped to Florida, USA, and will compete in the Atlantic Cup before beginning the work-up programme for the 2013-14 Global Ocean Race.

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