Category Archives: Ocean Research Project

Senator Tom Harkin Discusses Matt Rutherford

Sen. Harkin, author of the ADA, describes Matt Rutherford's historic journey to sail single-handed East To West through the Northwest Passage. Matt is doing this to benefit the Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, which helps persons with disabilities get out and enjoy the water.

The Ocean Research Project

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]RP sails for science, education and exploration in order to direct the sustainability of the oceans. They serve scientific and academic communities by providing worldwide alternative affordable and environmentally benign oceangoing data collection platforms. The ¬†approach each project like histories great pioneers in ocean exploration, under sail with a small committed team yet outfitted with…
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Matt Rutherford

Matt Rutherford is the first person in history to complete a non-stop, single-handed, voyage around North and South America. Rutherford left Annapolis, MD on June 2011 and traversed some of the most dangerous seas on Earth. During the first leg of his trek, Rutherford broke a record by solo sailing the smallest boat in history…
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