Matt Rutherford's Epic Journey

Everyone in Annapolis seems to be getting very excited about the return of Matt Rutherford from his amazing non-stop solo sail around the Americas. He is currently working his way up the coast of Brazil. Word is that he is due back in mid-April after departing last June in an Albin Vega 27 that he can't even stand up in. Just for some perspective, here's an accommodations layout of the Albin Vega 27 that Matt has spent the last 7 months aboard.



I doubt many people thought this tiny boat would make it from Annapolis to Bermuda, let alone around the Americas. But Matt certainly has everyone believing now. His story was recently featured in the Washington Post and rumor has it that the Navy band will greet him upon his return.

Read Matt's blog: http://www.solotheamericas.org/
Read the Washington Post article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/annapolis-sailor-on-unprecedented-around-the-americas-odyssey/2012/02/06/gIQAp5p6uQ_story.html
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Guest - Marlowe/Mom on Thursday, 23 February 2012 07:20

Hi, this is Matt's Mom. I enjoyed the layouts you posted of Matt's boat. Thank you! I live in Austin, Texas; are the Annapolis folks really thinking about greeting Matt with the Navy band?

Hi, this is Matt's Mom. I enjoyed the layouts you posted of Matt's boat. Thank you! I live in Austin, Texas; are the Annapolis folks really thinking about greeting Matt with the Navy band?
Guest - Forbes Horton Yachts (website) on Thursday, 23 February 2012 20:05

Hi Matt's Mom! You're very welcome, I think what he is doing is inspiring and there is absolutely no way I could even imagine doing it myself.
My name is Sarah and I handle the marketing, which includes this blog, for FHY in Annapolis.
However, I grew up in Austin, Texas and my family still lives there!
Unfortunately, the Navy Band greeting is only rumor at this point, but I was hoping that puting it on the web might encourage the idea!

Hi Matt's Mom! You're very welcome, I think what he is doing is inspiring and there is absolutely no way I could even imagine doing it myself. My name is Sarah and I handle the marketing, which includes this blog, for FHY in Annapolis. However, I grew up in Austin, Texas and my family still lives there! Unfortunately, the Navy Band greeting is only rumor at this point, but I was hoping that puting it on the web might encourage the idea!
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