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.

Do you know all the parts of your boat?

Dear Nicolas: Yes, we do know all the parts of the boat. We obviously need some specific expertise on different parts of the boat because its too complicated to know all the specifics for each part. So, we have an electronics expert, a sail expert, and a mechanical...

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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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Scott Hamilton: Expedition Leader

Scott Hamilton

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