Check out Steve Allan’s excellent Sailor Profile article, “A Sailor, a boat, and a quest: Matt Rutherford’s most excellent vertical circumnavigation” on page 43 of the Sept/Oct 2012 issue of Good Old Boat Magazine. Steve’s story and Andy Schell’s article in the Sept 2012 issue of SAIL Magazine compliment each other nicely. You’ll learn new information from both.
The last three weeks were the worst–colc air, boarding seas, and stubborn winds on the nose.
… It must be said that Matt had himself a particularly solid little boat in St. Brendan. Vegas are cherished by their owners, the more fanatical among them saying they wouldn’t trust any other boat at sea.