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Film Screening: Red Dot on the Ocean

June 19, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

FREE for Members; $5 for guests

Please join us at The Mariners’ Museum for a film that has been called “one of the best sailing documentaries ever made.”
Red Dot on the Ocean tells the story of Matt Rutherford, a sailor unlike any other.

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As a child, raised in an obscure cult, Matt Rutherford was labeled a “youth-at-risk.” At 17, he found himself in a jail cell, reflecting on where his life was headed, and decided to turn things around. He bought a boat, learned to sail, and four years later, he had crossed the Atlantic, sailing solo to Europe and Africa. That voyage, however, was just a prelude to his greatest challenge: to become the first solo sailor to cross the Northwest Passage and circumnavigate the Americas.

Red Dot on the Ocean is a story about sailing, but also a story about inspiration, perseverance, and the human capacity to do what seems impossible.

This event is a special production of the Mariners’ Museum and FATHOM, a Christopher Newport University program that teaches performance sailing through leadership development and a college-sailor “immersion” experience.


June 19, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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(757) 596-2222