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Follow Skipper Rich Wilson's bid for a second completion as the oldest competitor in the Vendée Globe solo sailing race, while learning about the science and geography of such a venture.

When physicist Francis Slakey decided to become the first person to climb the highest peak on every continent and surf every ocean, he never thought the challenge would cause him to reevaluate his approach to life and his career. But after encountering some unanticipated complications during his world travels, that’s just what happened.