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on April 15, 2018
Thought it would be more about sailing then about his past troubled life. I understand it is his life and he got a documentary made for a great cause. Funny how when there was trouble he said he had but there was no footage during that trouble. Either edited out or was not filming. Cracked rib bruise . Good on him for the cause wished it was more about sailing
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on January 22, 2018
what a guy.
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on December 26, 2017
Great story, a modern american odyssey.
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on October 8, 2017
I found the sailing parts of the story both the most interesting and the most frustrating and disappointing. Matt Rutherford's claim to fame is that he sailed non-stop around the Americas, a truly amazing and marvellous feat of determination, skill and endurance and courage. Anyone doing that feat would deserve to be celebrated, and we would want to know how he or she did it, what were the preparation, the logistics, the navigation. That he also came from a troubled childhood and adolescence was remarkable as well.

Like some others, my initial interest in the video was in how it was done and especially in the combination of the boat and the man to perform it. I found out about the video through the website of the American Vega Association. There are not many small sailboats that can be handled by one person that could make the voyage. Amazing that it did it. As Matt said in the video, by the end of the voyage almost all the equipment on the boat was damaged, destroyed or useless. That seems in part due not just to the strain of the voyage but to Matt's lack of preparation of the boat--there was no shakedown cruise, no testing of equipment, no familiarization! So only when the first wave washed over the boat did he find out that the deck fittings leaked! Matt's impulsive character enabled him to undertake the voyage. His strength and skill and determination enabled him to survive it. I would have liked to see much more about just how he did it.
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on August 28, 2017
big balls good for him
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on August 14, 2017
true man, no fancy boat and he made it
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on July 10, 2017
What a great story.. I can relate to much of it .. and being kind of a amature vagabond myself look forward to future adventures
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on June 5, 2017
You can see this young man has talent ,courage,and a good and creative brain.he would do well in anything he'd try-------And he did...
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on May 19, 2017
Five stars! What an inspiring young man. His story is fascinating and his courage and determination are admirable. Great to spend an evening enjoying an uplifting story.
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on April 29, 2017
Watched this film after watching the Barefoot Across the Atlantic.

Didn't like this one for it is more of the story about Matt rather than sailing.
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