• 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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Prof. Dava Newman
Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Brien Barnewolt
Chief, Emergency Medicine
Tufts Medical Center
(Rich's remote doctor at sea)

Dava Sobel
Longitude, Galileo's Daughter

 Dr. Chris Fanta
Center for Chest Diseases
Brigham & Women's Hospital
(Rich's asthma doctor)


Captain Eric Wallischecke
Acting Chief of Staff
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Samuel Scott
Associate Curator
Peabody Essex Museum

Dr. Jan Witting 

Dr. Jan Witting
Sea Education Association

Marti Shea
Select Fitness
(Rich's trainer)

Dr. Ioannis N. Miaoulis
Museum of Science

Laura Mirabella
Tanker Broker
C.R. Weber

Captain Murray Lister
Master, M.V. Cape York
(Rich's rescuer off Cape Horn, 1990)
  Dr. Ambrose Jearld, Jr.
National Marine Fisheries Service
U.S. Government
Dr. Chuck Czeisler
Chief, Sleep Medicine Dept.
Brigham & Women's Hospital

Sean T. Connaughton
Maritime Administrator
Dept. of Transportation
U.S. Government


Lorraine Leo, Technology Teacher Lorraine Leo
Technology Teacher
Newton, Massachusetts
 Rich du Moulin

Rich du Moulin
Intrepid Shipping

Scott Hamilton Scott Hamilton
Investment Advisor