Our plan to sail the Vendee Globe is to create a global school program

 

Finally out of the Azores doldrums, we have been rocketing across toward the coast with a position report average speed of 13.75 knots for the last time segment, and periodic sprints to 19 knots. Went through the inventory from reacher and full main to solent to 1st reef to staysail to 2nd reef, nearly into 3rd reef in order to gain options on heading higher as the low comes across...

 

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Finally out of the Azores doldrums, we have been rocketing across toward
the coast with a position report average speed of 13.75 knots for the last
time segment, and periodic sprints to 19 knots. Went through the inventory
from reacher and full main to solent to 1st reef to staysail to 2nd reef,
nearly into 3rd reef in order to gain options on heading higher as the low
comes across. A primary reason for our at sea efforts through the years
(records on clipper runs from San Francisco - Boston, New York - Melbourne,
Hong Kong - New York) has been our sitesALIVE! school programs. So as we
passed south of Santa Maria island in the Azores, I sent holiday greetings
to our favorite teacher there Helena Baptista, a high school English
teacher. Our plan to sail the Vendee Globe is to create a global school
program off that global ocean event. As a sailor, it is the biggest sailing
challenge that exists. As an educator, it offers a truly unique opportunity
to connect a live ocean adventure to schools and students globally.
Already, we have inroads for a Vendee Globe program into over 50 countries,
via Newspaper in Education programs and sitesalive.com . We can publish a
weekly series in newspapers tin nearly 40 countries hat also reaches the
general public. Purely and simply, this what drives me. Geography, science,
math, history, it's all wrapped up in ocean sailing, and particularly
today, with climate change, and the ocean's role in that, we can bring a
real world situation to schoolkids globally. What could possibly be better
than to race around the world and to connect to schoolkids around the
world? So, a lot of wind to come, and time to slow down and ease the loads
as much as possible on the equipment. Although I'll miss being home for the
holidays, what could be better than Christmas and New Year's in France?

 

 

 

 

 

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