Matt Rutherford is newly famous in the sailing world for his recent 'Solo the Americas' Expedition. An Annapolis transplant, Matt set out from the Chesapeake Bay in June 2011 on an extraordinary adventure, sailing north through the Northwest Passage and Canadian Arctic before turning south into the Pacific and sailing for the Roaring Forties and Cape Horn. He returned to the Atlantic and sailed north again, all the way back to Annapolis - all alone, nonstop and in a 27-foot Albin Vega sailboat built in the 1970s. The journey took him through 27,000 miles of ocean over 309 days.
Matt is the epitome of a driven person and upon his return founded the Ocean Research Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education and scientific research in the world's oceans. Ryan and Andy talked to Matt in Annapolis, where he's displaying the Vega, called St. Brendan to help raise money for Chesapeake Regional Accessible Boating (CRAB) at the Annapolis Sailboat Show. PLUS, TWO BONUS EPISODES WITH MATT! Enjoy!