4-20-12: Around the Americas in 314 Days
It’s a 23,000 mile journey around both North and South America. Maryland sailor Matt Rutherford has sailed them all–the first person make the trip on his own, without ever dropping anchor, going ashore, or having another person come aboard his boat the Saint Brendan.
Matt’s plan is to finish his journey tomorrow in Annapolis—stepping on land for the first time in ten months. You can watch the homecoming live and read the blog Matt kept while on the trip at solotheamericas.org. Or, if you feel like being there yourself, Matt will drop anchor at the National Sailing Hall of Fame dock at the end of City Dock, 67-69 Prince George Street, in Annapolis, tomorrow at noon.
He just crossed into the Chesapeake Bay—and Matt talks with Sheilah by satellite from his boat.