• 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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Shore Support Crew

Support Crew for Great American III

Brian Harris

Brian Harris is widely considered to be one of the top project managers in the world for the IMOCA (Open60) class, and has managed numerous single-handed round the world and trans-Atlantic campaigns over the last decade.

Harris is General Manager of the Maine Yacht Center in Portland Maine and he supervised the original refit of Great American III in the US.


Rick Williams

Williams is a sailing instructor, sailor, and skipper, and he has worked in the sailing world for more than 40 years on numerous boats. His sailing career began in Chesapeake Bay and he has been working in New England for the past 15 years, sailing aboard both modern boats and tall ships. An avid racer, Williams has participated in races such as the Newport – Bermuda Race and Halifax Race.

Williams work with Rich Wilson spans more than 10 years and served as Wilson’s boat manager of Great American II during the Transat.