Vendée Globe 2016 has started!

This solo, non-stop, around-the-world sailing race, departed from Les Sables d’Olonne, France on November 6th. Rich Wilson’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 and curriculum. Use the links below to join us on this expedition!

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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, students, sailors, seniors, families and those with asthma to follow the voyage closely.




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…