“The Vendee Globe is a race that is almost beyond belief.”
…Gary Jobson, NBC & ESPN TV analyst
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Race France to France, Leave Antarctica to Starboard
by Rich Wilson,sitesALIVE! 2012 (325 pages, 115 images)

Book Review:
The Wall Street Journal

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Sample: Prologue & Chapter 1 (pdf) 
Download: Book Press Release (pdf)
Contact Rich for Booksignings vendee@sitesalive.com

Available in Italian: della Francia alla Francia

Early Praise:
“Reading your book put me through the vicarious terror and exhilaration of your voyage. I applaud your efforts both in sailing the course and writing the book. A hearty ‘Bravo!’ and ‘Bien fait!'”
…Dava Sobel, author, Longitude, Galileo’s Daughter

“Haven’t put your book down since receiving it! What a thrilling story! Your drive and passion to overcome all obstacles, including chronic severe asthma, is an inspiration to everyone struggling with breathing difficulties. Let’s go 2016!”
…Bill McLin, CEO, Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America

“A remarkable, ‘can do’ story. As the second oldest skipper ever to finish the Vendée Globe, Rich inspires us all, that one is never too old to have a dream and to succeed. He shows by singular purpose, belief in oneself, and encouragement from others, that we are all ageless.”
…Dr. Charlotte Yeh

“A great book, I’ve read it & highly recommend it.”
…Brian Hancock, three-time Whitbread Race veteran

“My sister, a discriminating reader, has no interest in sailing, nor in reading about it. So I gifted the book to her. She emailed at midnight: ‘Rich’s book is fabulous. I’m at the first night out with an approaching storm. He’s so seasick he can’t eat. Yikes! Can hardly wait to get back to it in the a.m.!'”
…Alice Howard

“I loved it! On Saturday, I downloaded your book to my Kindle Fire to see the color photos (they’re great), blew out Sunday reading it, and finished today. I’d been reading a mystery, but found Race France To France more gripping. Really powerful stuff, on so many levels.”
…Liz