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Rich Wilson and Great American IV ready for the Summer 2014 adventure education program.

Follow Rich and Great American IV as they make their way on a 2000-mile Atlantic Ocean training voyage toward Vendée Globe 2016. What is the Vendée Globe race? It’s a solo, non-stop, around-the-world race that Rich sailed in 2008-9 and in which he finished in 9th of 11 finishers of 30 starting sailors. He weathered frigid temperatures and hurricane-force winds to finish after 121 days at sea, alone.

Here on this part of the sitesALIVE! website you can follow Rich as he and the 60-foot Great American IV get to know each other as Rich gets a full test of what she is like when sailing solo, and how he can best manage her in varying weather conditions. Here you’ll be able to read Rich’s Skipper’s Journal, see videos, ask Rich questions, listen to daily audio reports, and much more!

Stay tuned!

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…