Matt Rutherford’s Return to the Arctic
Andy Schell gives us a prelude to Matt’s plans for returning to the Arctic in the September issue of Spinsheet Magazine, the Chesapeake Bay area sailing mag. (You can read it online.) We learn about Matt’s new non-profit, Ocean Research Project, and his plans to continue the tradition of scientific research under sail.
“Matt’s passion for philanthropy will again be at the heart of the voyage…”
Matt hopes to launch the first expedition as early as Spring 2013.
Be sure to catch the feature article on page 46 in the September 2012 issue of SAIL Magazine by Andy Schell, “Mission Accomplished: Matt Rutherford is a better sailor than you are,” about Matt Rutherford and his record-breaking, solo, non-stop circumnavigation of the Americas. Here are a few quotes to wet your appetite…
SAIL Magazine Sept 2012 – Matt Rutherford Article
But Matt wasn’t a better sailor than anyone when he bought his first boat. In fact, he’d hardly ever been out on the water.”
— Andy Schell
Before you leave the dock, you need to accept the fact that you might not come back.” — Matt Rutherford
Near 75 degrees north, as he approached Lancaster Sound, the entrance to the Northwest Passage just west of Greenland, Matt was getting tossed about, trying to dodge icebergs while fighting off sleep deprivation.” — Andy Schell
I looked up out the window, and out of the corner of my eye I noticed this giant white wall outside my window.”
— Matt Rutherrford