Friday, February 24, 2012

600 miles east of Brazil

There is a sailor who needs help.  His name is Mark Rutherford and he is in a boat 600 miles off the coast of Brazil.  He should be on the final leg of his sail around the Americas but because of equipment failures he is in need of a resupply.

I do not know Matt, but I admire his sense of adventure.  His goal is a solo sail around the Americas, using the journey as a fund raiser for CRAB, a group that provides sailing opportunities on Chesapeake Bay for disabled people.   He is 20,000 miles into a 25,000 mile journey.  The arctic waters of Northwest Passage, the southern ocean, Cape Horn, single-handed in a 27 foot sailboat that is almost 40 years old.  You can read about the trip here in a Washington Post article.  The graphic above is a screen shot from the Post article.  

I first became aware of Matt when Webb Chiles wrote about the voyage in his journal last Fall.  Last night I received an email from my friend Fernando in Brazil telling me about the planned resupply mission out of Recife.

I will make a small donation, that is about the best I can do.  Should anyone else be interested, here is a link.



Baydog said...

This reminds me of how soft I really am.

Fernando Costa said...

Congratulations Steve! Well done! Good Winds !