American Rich Wilson finished ninth in the last running of the Vendee Globe. He has got a different boat now - Dominque Wavre's former Mirabaud. November1, 2016 is the start date. One person, on a boat, around the world (France to France), nonstop, unassisted. That's the race.
Rich Wilson, the best ambassador for the Vendée Globe - Vendée Globe 2016
That is how Denis Horeau, the Vendée Globe Race Director described the American maths teacher at the press conference presenting the 2016 Vendée Globe at the Paris Boat Show. It was just a quick stopover in Paris for the skipper of Great American IV, who is busy developing a worldwide teaching programme using the Vendée Globe as a tool. At the age of 64, he is to compete in the 2016 Vendée Globe, even though his boat was recently struck by lightning.
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