The 66-year-old American Rich Wilson is one of the eldest participants to compete in the 2016 Vendee Globe sailing race. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN

Senior sailors risk life and limb in Vendee Globe round-the-world race

At 66, Rich Wilson is among the older competitors ready to risk injury, exhaustion and gales on the gruelling solo trip

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The 66-year-old American Rich Wilson is one of the eldest participants to compete in the 2016 Vendee Globe sailing race. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN
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