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Sailor nears finish line of global voyage

Mass. man will dock in France

Rich Wilson of Marblehead is expected to dock back in Les Sables d'Olonne, in western France, later today or tomorrow. Rich Wilson of Marblehead is expected to dock back in Les Sables d'Olonne, in western France, later today or tomorrow. (Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe/ File 2008)
By James Vaznis
Globe Staff / March 9, 2009

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Marblehead's Rich Wilson left the west coast of France four months ago in a 60-foot yacht, one of 30 boats in a global sailing competition. On his solo journey, he has gone days without sleep, cracked a rib when thrown across the cabin during one of several storms, and endured attacks from wayward flying fish. (Full article: 719 words)

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