Vendée Globe 2008: Day 100

It has been 100 days since Skipper Wilson left Les Sables d’Olonne, France, to sail around the world in the Vendée Globe. Yesterday, right around noon, he crossed the Equator to return to the Northern Hemisphere. He’s now working his way back through the Doldrums.

Since November 9, Skipper Wilson has sailed approximately 21,000 nautical miles. He has a little less than 3,000 more to go. You can read his latest log here or listen to his most recent podcast here.

Thirty sailors set sail from France 100 days ago. As of today, six have completed the race and five more are headed north hoping to finish in the next few weeks.

Good luck, Skipper Wilson! We know you can do it!

What We Can Learn from Maps (3-5)
In this lesson from National Geographic Xpeditions, students to learn how maps can be used to provide information about a variety of activities, distributions, and earth and ocean features.


Latitude, Longitude, and Mapmaking (6-8)
In this Xpeditions lesson, students review the concepts of latitude and longitude and use these concepts to create maps of different countries on the computer.

The Doldrums (3-12)
Learn more about the Doldrums in this resource from National Geographic.


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