• 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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Courtesy Flags

A visiting vessel customarily flies a "courtesy flag" of the countries that she visits. Since Great American III is visiting only one country during the Vendee Globe, Skipper Rich carries only the French flag aboard for this voyage.

The French flag

In previous voyages on the trimaran Great American II, Rich also carried the following flags:

Australia flag Australia
Azores flag Azores
Bermuda flag Bermuda
British red ensign British Ensign
Chinese flag China
Hong Kong
Indonesia flag Indonesia
Portuguese flag Portugal