In this instance, CRAB is an acronym for Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, a nonprofit program devoted to getting people with disabilities into sailing. Chasing this crab is Matt Rutherford, a 30-year-old resident of Maryland. He set sail on June 11, 2011, for a solo circumnavigation of the Americas via the Northwest Passage and Cape Horn. Sailing an older 27-foot Albin Vega that he had refurbished for this voyage, Rutherford rounded Cape Horn on January 10, 2012. When Rutherford completes this voyage, he will be the first person to do the 25,000-mile passage (about 300 days) alone and without stopping. His motivation for the trip is to show that there are few limits to what any determined person can accomplish, as he raises money for Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating. CRAB hopes to hit a goal of $250,000 — $10 for each nautical mile — which will go toward retrofitting its current fleet of four Freedom Independence 20 sloops, purchasing new handicap-accessible racing boats and modifying a fishing boat for wheelchair accessibility. Donations can be made online or by calling 410-626-0273. Check out excerpts from Rutherford's blog below.