"BRAIDS AROUND THE GLOBE"!
THE VENDEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE RACE IS OVER - RICH HAS FINISHED in 121 days, 0 hours, 41 minutes and 19 seconds
CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME TO TERRA FIRMA.


Read Rich's Blog!


Feb22.pngAround the Cape and into the last leg - January 26th
Rich on Twitter - His updates:
    Entering the Doldrums - what does that mean? Nov. 19, 2008
    Did you read (or listen) to how Skipper Wilson broke his ribs?
    Did you know just how much pollution is floating in our oceans? How about some ideas on how we can help to keep the environment clean? POST YOUR IDEAS - and read how Rich and the other pilots are helping. Dec. 6, 2008


    December 17, 2008 - WE ARE INVITED TO ASK DIRECT QUESTIONS!
    Neal Skorka, the program director for sitesALIVE! has said that the 'team of experts' is available to answer any field-related questions that the students may have about the Vendee Globe. Perhaps after the holidays one or two students from your district in Maine would like to submit a question to the asthma doctor, the professor of aeronautical engineering, Rich's remote doctor at sea or any of the others listed at this link: http://vg.sitesalive.com/team-of-experts/
    IF YOU POST A QUESTION _ PLEASE LET THE REST OF US KNOW WHAT YOU ASKED ON THE THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS PAGE.


    After listening to my message - add your own on the Message Page. I will post them as they come in!
    JUST IN: Add to another projects Voicethread on the Message Page!

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    Main theme - Global Travel
    Goals

    • to become familiar with different locations / cultures around the world
    • to participate in the Vendee Globe trip (see below)
    • to follow-up by creating our own Global Adventure


    Dubbed “the Everest of Yacht Racing”, the Vendee Globe is the ultimate in single-handed endurance: around the world, single-handed, non-stop with no assistance from shore.
    The Vendee Globe spans 25,000 miles, ~100 days, France to France, leaving Antarctica to starboard, starting in November 2008.
    Rich Wilson is the ONLY American registered for the 2008 Vendee Globe.
    The first race was held in 1989-90, and has been run every four years since the 1992-93 event.
    Two sailors have been lost at sea since the race began in 1989, and others have been dramatically rescued.



    Sharon Betts, Braids Organizer