Solo sailor rounds Cape HornJan 9, 2012
Matt Rutherford at sea.
While many of us were busy with New Years activities, stalwart American solo sailor Matt Rutherford was rounding Cape Horn in his Albin-Vega 27. Rutherford sailed 18,341 miles in 208 days to get to Cape Horn, and is well past the halfway point of a circumnavigation of North America. Rutherford is sailing to benefit Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB), a nonprofit sailing program for people with disabilities, based in Annapolis, Md. He is currently approaching the Falkland Islands.