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THE BOC CHALLENGE

Around the World Alone

1994 -1995

The BOC Challenge Race was a solo sailing race with each skipper competing against other skippers and an unforgiving sea in a solitary quest. The 1994-95 race started and ended in Charleston. Students and teachers from the CAN DO Program got a chance to play and active part in this exciting and educational adventure.

Before the race began CAN DO Teachers met with BOC Skippers to plan an educational program including disposable cameras, weather observation and correspondence.

Ellen Vaughan explains her class projects

Ruth Truluck, meets with the skippers.

During the race students followed the skipper's progress around the globe by Internet reports and studied the weather by satellite images.

Click on the map for a larger version

One unplanned lesson was a n unfortunate one. The students had gotten to know individual skippers such as Robin Davie and Harry Mitchell. Harry Mitchell, a favorite of many students, disappeared in the stormy seas of the Southern Ocean. For many of the younger students, it was their first real experience with the death of someone they knew. This provided an unintended and sad but necessary lesson in life.

 

The College of Charleston still maintains a web site for the 1994-95 BOC Ocean Challenge Race

For more information on the 94-95 race visit

The Unofficial BOC Challenge Home page

For more pictures of the 94-95 race visit

BOC Race Pictures

 

   

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CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE OFFICIAL SITE FOR THE 1998-1999 RACE

http://www.aroundalone.com/

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