Tag Archives: Matt Rutherford

Update: Matt Rutherford and the Wolfhound – Swan 48 Still Adrift Despite Salvage Attempt

In April we posted about a drifting Nautor Swan 48 sailboat named Wolfhound which had been abandoned in a storm just north of Bermuda in February by her owner, Alan McGettigan, and a crew of three. Initially, the boat was … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Matt Rutherford – Ocean Cruising Club Jester Medal Winner

Congratulations to Matt Rutherford who was recently awarded the Ocean Cruising Club’s Jester Medal, for an outstanding contribution to the art of single-handed sailing. In April of last year, Matt completed a record breaking 309 day, more than 27,000 mile, … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Matt Rutherford on his 309 Day Solo Circumnavigation of the Americas !

After a difficult last few days, Matt Rutherford sailed into Chesapeake Bay this morning at 10:42 AM, completing the first ever solo circumnavigation of the Americas, a voyage of 309 days and over 25,000 miles.  Matt’s plan is still to make his first landfall this Saturday the 21st … Continue reading

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Matt Rutherford Completing Circumnavigation of the Americas Within Hours

Matt Rutherford, sailing St. Brendan, a 27′ Albin Vega, is within hours of sailing into the Chesapeake Bay, finishing his solo circumnavigation of the Americas!  Matt is planning to on setting foot on-shore for the first time in 25,000 miles-at-sea, at noon, Saturday, April 21 at … Continue reading

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Matt Rutherford – Resupplied off Recife, Sailing North

We recently posted about Matt Rutherford needing to be resupplied to continue his attempt to sail single-handed entirely around the Americas in the St. Brendan, a 27′ Albin Vega.  Last week, Matt rendezvoused with a small boat, two miles off the coast of … Continue reading

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Matt Rutherford Sailing Singlehanded Around the Americas – In Need of Resupply

Matt Rutherford set out from Annapolis, Maryland last June 11th with an audacious goal. He intended to sail single-handed entirely around the Americas in a 27′ Albin Vega.  He planned to sail a counterclockwise loop up the East Coast, cross the … Continue reading

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