Good Hope

Flag: Canada

1980 TaShing Flying Dutchman 35

Year Built: 1980

Hull Number: 42

Designer: Robert H. Perry

LOD: 34′ 10.5″
LWL: 29′ 7.5″
Beam: 11′ 2″
Draft: 5′ 6″
Displacement: 21,140 lbs.
Ballast: 8,000 lbs.
Sail Area: 758 sq. ft.

Engine HP: 37

Named after the Cape of Good Hope, this Baba 35 has many things going for her, designed by the legendary Robert H. Perry she is in brilliant shape, passed most of the survey with flying colors.

The story as told to me by Todd is that, he lured Juddith to his boat with promises of safety a nd movies when his boat was the most safest boat in the harbor during hurricane Sandy and the rest as they was history. Juddith says she was doing up some strip painting work on the boat the day of her wedding. Todd has lived on the boat since 2007 and they know the previous owners too and they are excited that Good Hope will go racing in the Golden Globe Race. 

Good Hope also has a lucky mascot: Froggy- he is a south Asian frog god who has lived on the boat since he came on the boat.

Also for the fans of HHGTG- Good Hope is hull no: 42 and will be 42 years old when the race starts in 2022  We have a winner!