2017 2 21 日:航行 107 天 48 分 18 秒後,Rich Wilson 船長於今日成功跨過了帆迪全球 Vendée Globe 環球遊艇單人賽的終點線。在此項目進行期間,來自世界 79 個國家的 100 餘萬人參與了 sitesALIVE!

Sail Changes

We made very good speeds yesterday, right up against my tolerance for stress and waiting for something to break. I think the only way past that is to do more of it, but coming down the homestretch of the Vendée Globe after 100+ days at sea is not the time for that....

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Through the Azores

Yesterday we had a long fast run toward the Azores. Finally deciding on common sense to go straight for France when we could, rather than follow the routing north, we made many miles toward the finish. Curiously, I had aimed at Faial in the Azores as a target way back...

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Week 15

Week 15

We have gotten through the Northeast Trade Winds and are aiming for the Azores. Flying fish continue to come on board and we've seen evidence of the Harmattan: dust from the Sahara Desert blown to our location, some 1280 miles away.

赤道無風帶是個海洋的特別區域還是一個寬泛的詞語?

親愛的Kim的班級:赤道無風帶是個比較寬泛的詞語。 用於氣象學的比較專業的詞語是熱帶輻合帶(ITCZ)。 那是北半球和南半球天氣系統相遇的地方。 我們可以從美國國家海洋大氣局得到我們的氣象圖,其中將確定熱帶輻合帶的位置,或者他們認為它將處於的位置。 預報天氣本來就很棘手,在一個那樣的地方,一系列條件都在運作,在南北半球之間,實在是很困難的。 事實上,我們曾收到預報,東南信風將越過赤道迎面而來,但我們卻遇到了西北信風。 所以,他們做出此類預報是非常困難的。...

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你了解你的船的所有部件嗎?

親愛的Nicolas:是的,我們對船的所有部分都很了解。 當然對船各個部件的特定問題我們需要一些專家意見,因為要了解每個部件的所有專業問題實在太複雜了。 所以我們有一個電子專家,一個航海專家和一個機械專家,所以如果我在海上遇到問題,我可以呼叫他們,得到建議。...

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Wilson先生, 在你航海時會用到數學嗎?

是的! 我需要記錄每日航行的里程,或者賽段里程,然後計算出平均速度。 我不停地查看船上數據,例如船速、風速、風向和船的角度(幾何)。 在航海時,當進行順風或迎風換舷轉向時,我需要查看各種角度。 數學被廣泛應用於帆船設計、工程和建造,但也用於帆船駕駛中。...

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Defining Success

Has Rich been successful in achieving his goals? At the start of the race Rich said he wanted to sail well and write well, to share his story with those on land, to deliver the sitesALIVE! content and to finish the Vendée Globe. He wasn’t defining success by winning...

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Defining Success

Success can only be measured by comparing results to original goals. Within our project we had two major components: the Vendée Globe 2016; and our sitesALIVE! education program based on our participation in that race. Our objectives for the race were to finish, and...

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