Monthly Archives: April 2012

Matt is Extremely Close to the Finish!

As you can see by the map above Matt is VERY close to the finish line!  He’ll likely cross the finish line in the next few hours!   Crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel will mark the end of his challenge … Continue reading

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Godspeed Crew Matching Grant Offer

The crew of Godspeed are pleased to announce a U.S. $21,000 matching grant for all donations made to Matt’s Challenge for CRAB, until May 31, 2012. Matt honed his sailing skills working alongside Simon Edwards while delivering the yacht “Godspeed” … Continue reading

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From Don Backe, Executive Director, C.R.A.B.

Dear friends and fellow sailors, Matt is fighting a gale about half-way between North Carolina and Bermuda. Weather is slowing St. Brendan and requiring all his seamanship to complete his circumnavigation of the Americas. St. Brendan’s motor can not be … Continue reading

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Matt’s Landfall & Homecoming (April 21st)

Matt is expected to arrive back home after circumnavigating both continents on Saturday, April 21st! Anyone and everyone is invited to witness this historic event and join Matt’s family and C.R.A.B. in welcoming him back to land. He will be … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To Me

I turn 31 this April 6th. Man, 31 years old. When you’re in your twenties you can still make excuses. “It doesn’t matter I’m only 25 or 27.” When your pass 30 there is no more room for excuses – … Continue reading

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Senator Harkin spoke about Matt on the U.S. Senate floor!

Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa spoke about Matt on the floor of the U.S. Senate last Thursday. Watch the video of this interesting and heartfelt testament to Matt’s achievement! http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/305202-1&start=24420

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