CAMBRIDGE, MA – March 2, 2010 – 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 robotics 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.
MIT Museum’s Second Friday
Friday, March 12, 2010
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
265 Massachusetts Avenue
For more information go to http://web.mit.edu/museum