Once labeled a “youth-at-risk,” 30-year old Matt Rutherford risked it all in an attempt to become the first person to sail alone, nonstop around North and South America.
In June 2011, Matt departed on an incredible, death-defying voyage to sail nonstop around the Americas. On St Brendan, Albin Vega #1147, an old, scrappy 27-foot sailboat he spent the next 309 days alone at sea.
He braved the icebergs of the Arctic and the treacherous waters off Cape Horn.
Red Dot on the Ocean is the story of Matt's death-defying voyage
and the childhood odyssey that shaped him