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  • A Call to AntarcticaOn March 10, 2009 at 13:43:19 French time, Skipper Rich Wilson and Great American III crossed the finish line at Les Sables d'Olonne. Race time: 121 days, 41 minutes and 19 seconds
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Ship Logs

  • Mar
    10

    The Finish!

    At 13:43:19 French local time, Skipper Rich Wilson and Great American III crossed the finish line at Les Sables d'Olonne. Total race time: 121 days,

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  • Mar
    10

    Day 121 - Hours away

    As of 10:00 French time, Skipper Rich Wilson and Great American III are approximately 32 miles from the finish line in Les Sables d'Olonne.

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  • Mar
    09

    Day 120 - Nearing the finish line

    As of 18:50 GMT, March 9, Rich Wilson and Great American III are approximately 160 miles direct from the finish line at Les Sables d'Olonne.

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Q&A

  • Boat Question: Why did you want to sail? How long have you been sailing for? asked by Kiri, Hawkesdale, Australia
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  • Boat Question: How much food did you have to bring on that 100 day trip? What if you run out of food before you get to the finish line? How is it to be on a boat for as long as you are now?  
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  • Boat Question: If you barely have time to sleep, then how do you have time to type all of the reviews?
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  • Boat Question: Hey Rich...BT here...How do you manage electricty for all of your needs: the auto pilot, email/videos, navigation instruments, lights, etc.  
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Boat Position

Date: 03/10/2009   Time: 11:03AM
Latitude: 46° 22' N   Longitude: 1° 54' W
Course: 50°   Speed: 9.8 kts

Topic Essays

  • Anything but normal

    By Scott Hamilton, Investment Advisor, Explorer

    Scott HamiltonUnder normal circumstances Rich would have crossed the Doldrums and then picked up the trade winds for a relatively uneventful sail to the finish.

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  • Being at sea

    by Rich Wilson, Skipper, Great American III

    Rich WilsonLast week, the moon rose just after sunset, bright and full, flaunting its perfect geometry.

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  • The next expedition

    by Scott Hamilton, Investment Advisor, Explorer
     
    Scott HamiltonWhen an expedition comes to an end, I don’t really miss much except for my comrades.

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