• 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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Food - Packing for the voyage

Food is a critical ingredient for a successful voyage. Since only Rich Wilson will be aboard for the race, and the race rules don't allow the participants to stop overnight, Rich will be sailing around the clock and will need solid nutrition. For this 100-day voyage at sea, Rich adapted the food lists and menus that his mother developed for him for his last four extended voyages. Below are photos of Rich's food planning and assembly from his past 15,000-mile voyage. You can also view the food lists and menus from that voyage: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks!


How to Organize Your Food
Step One: Gather food items together. Freeze-dried food spread out on the floor
Step Two: Spread the freeze-dried food out on the floor. Freeze-dried food opn the floor in boxes
Step Three: Organize food into boxes by week. Boxes organized by week

Step Four: bag each week in separate garbage bags (double-wrapped)

Food place in heavy-duty trash nags
Occasionally, an order gets mixed up! Even with the physical demands that Rich will be under during the Vendee Globe, this is WAY to many raisins for him to eat.