Be sure to read Andy Schell’s article in the March 2013 issue of Spinsheet. In it, Schell relates how Matt plans to sail his newly acquired 42-foot steel-hulled sailboat into the Atlantic Garbage Patch–a region of the Atlantic between Bermuda and the Azores–where currents and weather patterns create a whirlpool-like mess of modern man’s refuse.
Read more about the project at: oceanresearchproject.org
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.