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Vendee Globe Project Presentation

  1. 1. Vendee Globe Project Seattle Youth Campaign to enter the Vendee Globe 2012 Philip Corsano
  2. 2. Scope of Vendee Globe Project <ul><li>Manage a successful US entry from Seattle for this race, identify pool of talent and launch campaign; </li></ul><ul><li>Identification steps for web outreach, charitable contributions; </li></ul><ul><li>Planning project critical path; </li></ul><ul><li>Executing the plan; </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring plan; </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering, so as to arrive in Les Sables d’Olonne alive! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why? <ul><li>&quot;There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Brutus, Julius Caesar Act 4 Scene 3 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Planning <ul><li>Scope/Budget; </li></ul><ul><li>Time line; </li></ul><ul><li>Staff and Project Team </li></ul><ul><li>Support Team building; </li></ul><ul><li>Web site; </li></ul><ul><li>Fund Raising; </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach; </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors; </li></ul><ul><li>Charities; </li></ul><ul><li>Design of boat; </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery of Boat; </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery of Rigging & Sails; </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics; </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics; </li></ul><ul><li>Weather team, online support during event; </li></ul>
  5. 5. Global Media reach
  6. 6. Time Line <ul><li>Start line on 21st Ocober 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>The race: </li></ul><ul><li>The race starts and finishes in Les Sables-d'Olonne , in the Vendee dep a rtement of France ; both Les Sables d’Olonne and the Vendee Conseil Gener a l are official race sponsors. [4] The course is essentially a circumnavigation along the clipper route : from Les Sables d’Olonne, down the Atlantic Ocean to the Cape of Good Hope ; then clockwise around Antarctica , keeping Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn to port; then back to Les Sables d’Olonne. [5] The race generally runs from November to February; and is timed to place the competitors in the Southern Ocean during the austral summer. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional waypoints may be set in the sailing instructions for a particular race, in order to ensure safety relative to ice conditions, etc. For example, in 2004, the racers had to pass north of the following flexible waypoints: </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Boats
  8. 8. Open 60/50 Specs. <ul><li>Level class boat; </li></ul><ul><li>Very high tech, planing displacement; </li></ul><ul><li>25-30 knots, cover the 28,000 miles in 45-65 days non stop; </li></ul><ul><li>Canting keel; </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon construction, very specialized; </li></ul><ul><li>This campaign opting for smaller more manoeverable boat, Open 50, less speed but less strain; </li></ul><ul><li>Must enter a boat that has done one transatlantic crossing. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Vendee Globe Ultimate Challenge <ul><li>Great way for Seattle to participate in one of the true last global adventures in world; </li></ul><ul><li>Youth connection; </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Homeless charities to be funded; </li></ul><ul><li>Lasting impact on all involved; </li></ul><ul><li>Great way to market product for sponsor, as global media event; </li></ul><ul><li>60 days of constant global media coverage; </li></ul><ul><li>Great project! </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Vendee Globe Seattle Project Lets get to the Start Line!
  11. 11. Around the World Solo 45 days