In November 2016, American skipper Rich Wilson will set sail in the Vendée Globe 2016: a solo, non-stop, around-the-world sailing race, departing from Les Sables d’Olonne, France. Rich’s motivation in participating in such an extraordinary challenge is to excite and engage students in learning, by connecting them to live, global, real-world adventures.

sitesALIVE! consists of program components that offer multiple entry points into learning alongside this exciting global adventure. The Ocean Challenge Live! website will be updated daily with fresh content, allowing educators and students to follow the voyage closely. Participants may sign up to receive emails that will summarize that week’s content.


Why Race Vendée Globe 2016?


Aboard Great American III, Rich Wilson finished 9th of 11 finishers of 30 starters in Vendée Globe 2008-9
At sea he engaged 7 million readers & 250,000 students in live Science, Math & Geography topics via 50 US Newspapers & Online
What's the Vendée Globe?
The Solo, Non-Stop, Around-the-World Race, ~28,000 miles, ~100 days at sea
The Everest of the Seas...
Or is it the other way around?!
So why race again?
30+ countries globally (red) were interested to publish our VG2008 school series, yet we ran out of time to bring them in - now we have the time
To fill that global interest, Rich will return for Vendée Globe 2016 aboard Great American IV (ex-Mirabaud)
Our GOAL? - To send structured, interactive, live content to 3 global sitesALIVE! programs
#1 - EDUCATION: To excite & engage students in Science, Math & Geography from our real-world adventure
#2 - ASTHMA: For Inspiration, Awareness, Fitness & Compliance (Rich has severe asthma)
#3 - SENIORS: For Inspiration, Nutrition, Sleep, Fitness & Community (Rich will be 66 at start)
To know the Vendée Globe, read Rich's book! (Reviewed by The Wall Street Journal)
Or book Rich for a Lecture at your Corporate, Club or Civic Event
Race with Rich in Vendée Globe 2016 by:
• Corporate Sponsorship of Great American IV
• or Private Support of sitesALIVE!

See another slideshow:
Great American IV (ex-Mirabaud)
History of sitesALIVE! – Early Years…