richwilson-head-600w827hSkipper Rich Wilson
explains his severe asthma

3-rbw-asthma-flowvolume-graph-20090923-rednormal-blackwilsonRich’s Pulmonary Function Test

Rich Wilson speaks about his asthma

Can asthma be cured?

In 2017 we do not yet have a cure for asthma.  We do have very effective medications that keep asthma under control, so that people with asthma can often be free of all symptoms for long periods of time. However, even then, asthma is not cured. If a person stops the...

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If you have asthma, should you be sailing?

If your asthma is out of control – with coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath – it would not be safe to be sailing alone around the world.  However, Rich Wilson has worked hard to keep his asthma under good control.  He takes his medications for asthma every...

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Rich’s Peak Flow % vs Normal (550)

  • peak flow latest 72% 72%
  • 2016-February 26 67% 67%
  • 2016-February 25 75% 75%
  • 2016-February 27 – Rich’s Peak Flow at Sea 79% 79%

Peak Flow is a measurement of how much air a patient can exhale in 1 second. It is used as a predictor of asthma attacks. For gender, age, and height, there are Normal Values for Peak Expiratory Flow. By taking his 4 medications daily, Rich’s Peak Flow usually reaches ~70-80% of Normal for him.