Vendée Globe: the "Ocean Challenge Live !" educational program [fr]
The Vendée Globe is a solo, non-stop, around-the-world sailing race, departing from Les Sables d’Olonne, France. American skipper Rich Wilson’s "Ocean Challenge Live !" educational program allows educators, students, sailors, seniors, families and those with asthma to follow the voyage closely.
Les Sables d’Olonne host this year the 8th edition of the Vendée Globe race. It will start on Sunday the 6th of November 2016. Powerling supports the navigator Rich Wilson in his journey.
At the age of 66, Rich Wilson has signed up for his second participation in the most famous non-stop around the world single handed sailing race: the Vendée Globe. On board the “Great American IV”, n°37, he will attempt to beat his own record from 2009: 121 days (9th).
Since 1990, Rich Wilson uses his navigation expertise as an educational support: he spreads his various exploits to more than a million kids through his official website: www.sitesalive.com. Podcasts, videos and Q&A’s will be published daily on the website. The various topics that will be addressed are related to science, math, geography and history.
“The Vendée Globe is the world’s greatest teaching tool” says Rich. Over 20 000 schools are following the program in more than 50 countries. This program called “Ocean Challenge Live”, is available in English, Mandarin, Taiwanese and French.
Anette Van De Loo and Pierrick Mathieu, co-founders of Powerling, have decided to help their friend Rich Wilson. The values they share and their mutual interest in navigation led to the Powerling – SitesAlive Partnership. Powerling, who is located in France, The Netherlands, USA and Hong Kong, is a linguistic service agency specialized in multilingual projects. As of today Powerling gathers more than 300 collaborators spread among 4 offices worldwide.
The Powerling Vendée globe project started with the translation of the teacher’s guide, press releases, website … and mainly localize the daily messages from Rich live from the sea, delivered directly from the race. For that Powerling has set up a live studio to produce podcast dubbing, video subtitling and ship logs translation. With Powerling’s expertise Rich can manage to spread his educational message on many different devices all over the world.