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Press Release

January 19, 2010
Contact:
Regina Norfolk
RNCommunications, LLC
508/494-6630
reginanorfolk@comcast.net

MEET EXTREME SAILOR RICH WILSON AND ENJOY AN EVENING OF
NAUTICAL ADVENTURES AT THE MIT MUSEUM'S

"SECOND FRIDAY" EVENT ON MARCH 12th

WHAT:

Jump-start your weekend at the MIT Museum's Second Friday Event with a discussion by sailor and educator Rich Wilson, skipper of the Great American III, founder of the educational foundation, Sites Alive and MIT alumnus.  Wilson's sailing accomplishments are legendary - most recently he was the oldest sailor to complete the grueling round-the-world solo race, the Vendee Challenge in 2008/9.  Wilson will talk about his extreme sailing adventures, and discuss the educational mission that has been a driving force in his racing career.

Other activities during the evening will include a robotic presentation by the MIT Sea Grant program and Blue Fin Robotics, a demonstration about innovative adaptive technologies for physically disabled sailors by the Piers Park Sailing Center, and chantey singing by "The Lazy Jacks."  Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

WHEN:

Friday, March 12, 2010
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Performances, demonstrations and activites throughout the galleries.
6:15 - 7:30 p.m. - Featured Presentation - A talk by sailing adventurer and educator, Rich Wilson.

WHERE:

MIT Museum        
265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
617/253-5927

CONTACT:  

Please contact
- Regina Norfolk at 508/494-6630
or
- Josie Patterson at 617/253-4422
if you wish to arrange coverage.

 

More information about Rich Wilson


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