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Old 12-06-2011, 03:41   #1
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The Northwest Passage Alone

This should be interesting to follow ...Annapolis Man Prepares to Tackle the Northwest Passage Alone - Historic Annapolis, MD Patch

I like that our mail forwarding service, St. Brendan's is a major sponsor.
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NW Passage trip/Matt Rutherford
I read in a recent posting about the sponsors of this trip.
I just wanted to point out that Saint Brendan,
is the name of the vessel and not a sponsor!!
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Old 08-09-2011, 15:43   #3
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NW Passage trip/Matt Rutherford
I read in a recent posting about the sponsors of this trip.
I just wanted to point out that Saint Brendan,
is the name of the vessel and not a sponsor!!
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Are you sure? Why the logo and name on the side of the boat then??
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Well for a start there is no mail forwarding involved as it is a non stop trip
The position of the name is for visibility.
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Thank you for the email you sent yesterday. It must be all the rain that has made a conversation out of this subject.
Doodles...Your admiration for your Mail Forwarding service is touching. But however, perhaps you should be asking them these questions. I have told you the magic three times, that they are NOT sponsors for this trip around the Americas by Matt Rutherford. Indeed, maybe you cld ask them if they want to help....go to Solo Around the America's Under Sail | An audacious attempt at sailing the Northwest Passage and circumnavigating entirety of both continents, to benefit Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating Please, go there and you will see the list of sponsors.

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Re: The Northwest Passage Alone

Interesting blog of the trip. He's just about made it over the top of North America and through the Bering Strait. Impressive accomplishment so far, and he's got Cape Horn yet to go.
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He is doing a great job.....the Bering Straits are proving to be a challenge, but that was expected. I know Matt will be lookng forward to some warmer weather and calmer seas, the damp of the Arctic has lost it's appeal. Continual moisture has been a bit of a problem
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He is doing a great job.....the Bering Straits are proving to be a challenge, but that was expected. I know Matt will be lookng forward to some warmer weather and calmer seas, the damp of the Arctic has lost it's appeal. Continual moisture has been a bit of a problem
He's a better man than me Gunga Din.....
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Thank you for the email you sent yesterday. It must be all the rain that has made a conversation out of this subject.
Doodles...Your admiration for your Mail Forwarding service is touching. But however, perhaps you should be asking them these questions. I have told you the magic three times, that they are NOT sponsors for this trip around the Americas by Matt Rutherford. Indeed, maybe you cld ask them if they want to help....go to Solo Around the America's Under Sail | An audacious attempt at sailing the Northwest Passage and circumnavigating entirety of both continents, to benefit Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating Please, go there and you will see the list of sponsors.

Whoa there simon, no need to go and get defensive. I have no ax to grind here and certainly don't care if they are a sponsor or not. But lets clarify a couple things.

First, I didn't send you any emails. Don't even have your address.

Second, I saw the name and thought it sure looked like they were sponsors. Connected for me.

Third, I questioned your blanked statement that they were not since you provided no explanation as to how you knew this. But you only responded with the statement that there was no mailing forwarding involved which is not really an answer and tells me nothing about from what knowledge base you are speaking. So, why not tell us .... are you friend or associated with this endeavor in some way? You do seem somewhat protective of Mr. Rutherford and his trip.
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He's a better man than me Gunga Din.....
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Great poem.
Haven't thought about it in years.
You're quite the colonial relic!
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Re: The Northwest Passage Alone

Damn. In an Albin Vega. That's pretty hardcore, especially since he aims to circumnavigate the Americas.

Looks like he's having trouble getting through the Bering strait though and has been riding under sea anchor for awhile. I wish him well.
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Re: The Northwest Passage Alone

Still blowing 30+ knots SSE. From looking at Grib he's about to get a 3 day window as the winds ease and shift to east to get through the strait and south of St Lawrence Isl.
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