All Blog Posts Tagged 'richwilson' (9)

Day 101 of the Vendee Globe Race

Today is Day 101 in the Vendee Globe race. Rich is in ninth place and 5 of the 11 skippers who remain in the race are still at sea. My students and I have been sending Rich email via his website link and following him on Google Earth. The Thinkfinity website is also hosting his content at I'm hoping that… Continue

Added by Lorraine on February 18, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Web 2.0 at Sea

This is Day 77 in the Vendee Globe around-the-world race. Skipper Rich Wilson, the only US contestant and the oldest skipper in the competition is in tenth place. At the start of the race there were 30 skippers. Now there are 12 remaining in the race. Rich is rounding Cape Horn today. Ironically today he was sailing in nearly the same position that he was in when his Great American boat capsized off the coast of Cape Horn in 1990. It was an… Continue

Added by Lorraine on January 25, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

On Board Once Again

As our 'teacher at sea' begins the Vendee Globe, my students are once again preparing to follow his voyage. We followed him in 2001, when he sailed from NY to Melbourne, AU; in 2003 when he sailed from Hong Kong to NY and in 2004 in the Transat 2004 from Plymouth to Boston. Though the students from those years are well into college now, their younger siblings and friends share the same excitement as they did several pre-skype years ago! As… Continue

Added by Lorraine on October 24, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Cheer On the Skippers!

You and your students can send a message of encouragement to the 30 skippers preparing for the epic Vendee Globe race including Skipper… Continue

Added by Lorraine on October 3, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Vendee Globe Skippers>

It was very exciting for… Continue

Added by Lorraine on September 16, 2008 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

The Vendee Globe

Skipper Rich Wilson is preparing for the Vendee Globe in Les Sables-d'Olonne, France. The race, beginning on November 9th, is held once every four years. This year, Skipper Rich Wilson, a former math teacher in the Boston area, will be sharing… Continue

Added by Lorraine on August 19, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Guangxi University of Technology Students Meet Skipper Rich Wilson

Last summer I introduced Skipper Rich Wilson to teachers who I had befriended on his earlier voyages. In this webcast I introduced him to students in Guangxi University of Technology in Liuzhou, China. There is a slight delay after the intro and then the students begin speaking. Interview Steve Hargadon interviewed Rich Wilson in the Live Conversations available in the videos section of Classroom 2.0. To see a video of the… Continue

Added by Lorraine on May 4, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Our Teacher At Sea: Skipper Rich Wilson and the Great American 3

Skipper Rich Wilson looks on as students walk down to the cockpit of the Great American 3 before it sailed in the… Continue

Added by Lorraine on April 19, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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