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After my birthday fiasco power became a serious issue. The small solar panels I picked up in Recife had stopped giving juice and my wind generator was toast. I don’t know what it is about this boat but it’s like … Continue reading

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Please Help C.R.A.B.

C.R.A.B. seriously needs your help as we count down the minutes until Matt Rutherford steps ashore for the first time since….. when he took off on a journey few thought he could complete. The enormity of Matt’s accomplishment, being the … Continue reading

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Livestream of Matt’s Welcome Home Event

You’ve followed Matt throughout his journey to set the record for circumnavigating the Americas nonstop and solo – now be part of the welcome home event in Annapolis, Md. and witness history being made. We will be streaming real time … Continue reading

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He’s Done It!!!!

Matt Rutherford is the first person to solo, nonstop circumnavigate both North America & South America! He sailed over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel at 10:48 EST this morning, crossing his original track and completing his challenge! Matt’s plan is … Continue reading

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A Difficult Journey to the Very Last

Eight miles from the finish line and Matt runs out of wind to power his sails!  The tide is pushing him south, backwards towards the Virginia shore.  Northeast winds are predicted soon which will bring him into the Bay. With … Continue reading

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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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