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STBSP Ep, 138, 2021 Pod Simulcast with Matt Rutherford

The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast

Matt Rutherford stands next to the Rudder of the Marie Tharp Sailing Research Vessel. Greetings Sailors! This episode of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP), #138, we chat with Chesapeake Bay Sailor, Round the Americas solo, non stop sailor, and Ocean Research Project founder Matt Rutherford Matt has been on this podcast many, many times before, almost annually, and we also simulcast it on both of our podcasts (Single Handed Sailing). It is great to get together with him over a few drinks and spout off about all things related to sailing, Ocean Research, and the general state of things that stand in his way of operating a successful, fully funded, proper Ocean/Arctic research operation, utilizing sailing vessels as an exploration platform for scientists at 1 fifth the cost of larger, power vessels. Currently Matt is fitting out their donated 65ft donated steel Bruce Roberts sailboat for such adventures and research trips for up to 6 scientists and the associated equipment. The plan right now is to launch her in spring of 2022 for a summer trip to the Arctic as part of the SeaBed 2030 Project which involves mapping of the sea floor in uncharted area’s using advanced multi-beam sonar. We also chat about the book he is working on as well as many other things. Be forewarned, there is recurring talk of the current state of affairs in politics and society, specifically in regards to Qanon, Loose Associations with Reality, Different interpretations of “Facts,” Magical Thinking and why we can’t solve problems or even decide what the problems are so we can go research them and perhaps deal with them, all leading to his frustrations in running the Non-Profit. You can find the episode in Podcast apps, stream it below, or Download The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast, episode 138 by right clicking on this link. Please leave us a comment or send us thoughts to theescapepods@gmail.com. Intro Music by yours truly and Greg Young, of The Incoherents, a band I managed in college. The song is called Never Tell and is available via email. Find the other songs they did at The Incoherents. The Lean Years Volume 2, on Itunes. Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham StonesSupport the Podcast on,

2 Mar 2021

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Matt Rutherford // Streets of Cleveland to the High Seas

On the Wind Sailing

#315. Matt Rutherford returns to the show to reflect on the tenth anniversary of his departure for the Around the America's solo passage, a record-setting, nonstop trip through the NW Passage and around Cape Horn. We also discussed his origins as a drug dealer on the streets of Cleveland, and how staying out of prison - and alive - helped him become a 'defensive' sailor. Checkout Matt's podcast SINGLE-HANDED wherever you get your podcasts. -- ON THE WIND is exclusively sponsored by Dakota Lithium, an American company building tough, long-lasting lithium-iron-phosphate batteries for a variety of applications. We just installed 200 aH of Dakota Lithium on SPICA in Sweden, and are preparing for a major lithium conversion on ICEBEAR, our Swan 59. Check them out at dakotalithium.com. -- Join us on the 59º North QUARTERDECK, our online platform where members and the 'Admiralty' dive deep on the art of seamanship. New for 2021 is a monthly, members-only newsletter called THE SKIPPER'S BRIEFING, straight to your inbox with exclusive content, commentary, and a recap of the best of the past month on the Quarterdeck. There is nothing like it in sailing - join us at quarterdeck.59-north.com to become a better thinker, leader & sailor.

1hr 19mins

19 Jan 2021

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Matt Rutherford // ORP Update & Sailing Isbjorn

On the Wind Sailing

#268. The one and only Matt Rutherford is back on the show yet again! Matt & I sat down to chat aboard ICEBEAR in Annapolis as he was getting ready to take ISBJORN north to Newport. As is normally the case when Matt comes on the show, we didn't really know what we were going to talk about, yet we easily filled a very entertaining hour, talking about him skippering ISBJORN, his own podcast 'Single-Handed', his challenges with the Ocean Research Project and more. -- On the Wind is presented by Costa Sunglasses. And also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities and Sun Powered Yachts.

1hr 11mins

18 Jun 2019

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STBSP Ep, 105, Cross Podcast with Single Handed Sailing Podcast host Matt Rutherford

The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast

Welcome to Episode 105 of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP). This episode we cross podcast with Matt Rutherford, Sailor, founder of The Ocean Research Project, and host of The Single Handed Sailing Podcast. We drink a bit of Sake…… Ok, a fair amount of Sake, Matt was celebrating finishing his exams to renew […]

25 Mar 2019

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Matt Rutherford & Randall Reeves // Figure 8 Voyage Solo, 2nd Attempt

On the Wind Sailing

#250: Matt Rutherford and Randall Reeves are both veterans of the podcast and extremely accomplished single-handed ocean sailors. In today's special episode, Matt guest-hosts the show to talk to Randall about his latest attempt at the 'Figure 8' voyage, his plan to sail solo and nonstop around the America's AND Antarctica. Randall was on the show with me just before his first attempt, which failed when he suffered a serious knockdown, blowing out the windows in his boat's wheelhouse. At the time of this recording with Matt, Randall was set to depart San Francisco on his second attempt the very next day; just this week, Randall rounded Cape Horn. This episode first appeared on Matt's own show "Single Handed Sailing," available on iTunes and wherever else you get your podcasts. Matt's a world-class story-teller - his podcast is great! -- On the Wind is presented by Rutgerson Marin. And also supported by Offshore Passage Opportunities.

56mins

4 Dec 2018

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Matt Rutherford // Death, Golden Globe Race, Shackleton & More

On the Wind Sailing

#245. Matt Rutherford's been a longtime friend of the podcast and has been on the show more than any other guest. For this episode, Matt & I talked about Arctic sailing - I got to tease him for sailing farther north than he ever has! - we talked about the Golden Globe race, death, fear, anxiety, kids, his latest trip to the Northwest Passage, climate change, Shackleton, and more. It was a wide-ranging and meandering conversation, and Matt, like usual, always has something compelling to say, so listen up. Follow Matt and his Ocean Research Project on oceanresearchproject.org, and don't miss Matt's own podcast called "Single-Handed." -- On the Wind is presented by Rutgerson Marin. And also supported by Adlard Coles, and BRNKL.

1hr 6mins

16 Oct 2018

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Matt Rutherford

Will.Go.Do.

Don’t know Matt Rutherford? You should. Here’s the story, from cult life and juvenile detention to sailing solo around the Americas and researching the complex problem of plastics in our oceans at the helm of his own non-profit.Matt and I sit down in this first episode of Will Go Do - my podcast to illuminate the adventurers that take humanity to the next level.Give it a listen!

29 Jun 2018

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Matt Rutherford BONUS // Around the America's Talk LIVE in Toronto

On the Wind Sailing

BONUS. Matt Rutherford has been on the podcast more than anyone else in our 230+ episodes, and his stories are always epic. What follows is a presentation Matt did in Toronto in January at the boat show there about his Around the America’s voyage on the 27’ Albin Vega ‘St Brendan.’ Matt’s told this story before on the podcast, but he’s so damn good at it that I never tire of listening to it, and you can always learn something new from him. I’m also playing this as a bonus episode this week because Matt just launched his own podcast - aptly titled ‘Single-Handed’ - so I encourage you to check that out for more of his incredible adventures. And be sure to check out Matt’s updated oceanresearchproject.org website. -- BONUS episodes of On the Wind are presented by us at 59 North, Ltd. Sign on to sail aboard our Swan 48 Isbjorn, or join us for a workshop in Annapolis on offshore sailing, celestial navigation and more. 

1hr 1min

3 Apr 2018

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STBSP Ep, 84, Fourth a chat with Matt Rutherford of The Ocean Research Project

The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast

Greetings Sailing Podcast fans! This episode of The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP), number 84, features our Fourth, not third as mentioned in the episode, conversation with Round The America’s Sailor and Ocean Research Project founder, Matt Rutherford. We sit down with him at his David Walters Yacht Brokerage office at Port Annapolis, in […]

1 Mar 2018

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STBSP Ep. 68, Matt Rutherford, Ocean Research Project, take three!

The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast

Welcome to The Shooting The Breeze Sailing Podcast episode number 68! Our guest this episode is Matt Rutherford of The Ocean Research Project. This is the third time chatting with Matt, he is such an interesting guy and always a fun conversation. He spent the past two summers on research missions aboard his home/research vessel […]

22 May 2017

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