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Seattle PI Article

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 by Jim

Traversing the high seas, twin daughters in tow
Parents to school girls on world voyage

For the next two years as their peers navigate the shifting alliances, hormonal swells and further treacheries of seventh grade, Molly and Jessie Rard, 12-year- old twins from Arlington, will be happily oblivious — if a bit damp.

Instead of multiple teachers, they will have one stern, extremely maternal instructor. Classes will take place in a cubby smaller than most schools’ restrooms — or, depending on your perspective, as large as the world.

At the end of this month, after years of dreaming, the four-member family will step aboard their 49-foot cutter, Ruby Slippers, to circumnavigate the Earth for two years.

Continued at seattlepi.nwsource.com…

Molly and Jessie on 710 KIRO Radio

Thursday, September 21st, 2006 by Jeanna

Listen to the interview with Molly and Jessie on 710 KIRO Radio with Ron and Don.

Listen to the mp3 (~4MB)

48° North Article

Friday, September 22nd, 2006 by Jim

The October 2006 issue of 48° North has an article about the Rard Family Ocean Adventure.

View the PDF (~496KB)

News: Telenor → Vizada

Saturday, March 29th, 2008 by Jim


Apax Partners Acquires Telenor Satellite Services and Integrates the Company into Vizada – A New Market Leader in Global Satellite Communications Services


Article in the May 48 North

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 by Jeanna

There is an interview with Jim regarding our adventure in the may issue of 48 North.   http://48north.com/may_2008/rard/rard2.htm