2004 Blue Water Medal to RICHARD B. WILSON aboard Great American II

For a series of three voyages in his 53' trimaran, Great American II, to equal or beat the record passages of famous 19th century clipper ships, including San Francisco to Boston (1993), New York to Melbourne (2001) and Hong Kong to New York (2003). His successful attempts were notable for the thoroughness of his preparations, the skilled but conservative way he sailed his fast vessel and the educational component he was able to generate for over 250,000 children who tracked his progress.

Extra Information: 

2004

Boat Name: 

Great American II

Year Awarded

2004