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Old 29-02-2012, 19:32   #16
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Re: Matt Rutherford Approaches Cape Horn

Looks like the drop was made and Matt is back on his way!!

Go Matt GOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
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Headed north at 4.5 knots...
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Re: Matt Rutherford Approaches Cape Horn

Nice little interview on Outside online ...Sailor Matt Rutherford - Page 2 | Sailing | OutsideOnline.com

I'm betting there will be a crowd waiting in Annapolis when he arrives.
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Re: Matt Rutherford Approaches Cape Horn

I really like the guy, he's got a sense of humor and is one heck of a sailor. I would buy his book and place it right next to Tania's and Lynn and Larry's collection.
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Solo Around the America's Under Sail | An audacious attempt at sailing the Northwest Passage and circumnavigating entirety of both continents, to benefit Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating

This young man's feat is incredible! I've read his blog posts and he is a thoughtful and courageous person. If I lived anywhere near Maryland I would certainly be at the dock to welcome him at the conclusion of his journey.

Wishing you a Safe passage on the rest of your way home Matt!! You are truly inspiring.
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Here is the notice for Matt Rutherford's welcome home from his incredible Journey! The website is: Solo Around the America's Under Sail | An audacious attempt at sailing the Northwest Passage and circumnavigating entirety of both continents, to benefit Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating

Looks like he will be getting the welcome home he deserves!

From his blog on April 7th:
Matt is expected to arrive back home after circumnavigating both continents on Saturday, April 21st! Anyone and everyone is invited to witness this historic event and join Matt’s family and C.R.A.B. in welcoming him back to land.
He will be arriving around noon at the Annapolis City Dock/National Sailing Hall Of Fame dock. He will be escorted by boats of supporters, spectators, the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary Annapolis, and the Annapolis Fire Dept. boat all starting from Thomas Point Lighthouse just south of Annapolis. A crowd, including media, will await him on the dock. He will step onto dry land for the first time in nearly a year and after over 25,000 non-stop and record setting miles alone at sea. Once Matt steps on the city dock, he will be greeted first by his family and then be welcomed back by Don Backe, C.R.A.B. founder and Lance Hinricks, C.R.A.B. Board of Directors’ President. Following that welcome, accompanied by the music of a local drum and bugle corps, Matt and his greeters will form up and move to the stage, where he will be greeted by local, regional and national dignitaries and elected officials. He will be recognized by various groups and individuals for his accomplishments and his bravery, dedication and commitment to the cause of those who are physically challenged. Afterwards, Matt will be available to the media for interviews, questions etc. Once finished, Matt and his family will depart for their weekend housing and reunion.
For anyone coming in from out of town, places to stay nearby include a Hampton Inn and Suites Annapolis; Days Inn (low budget); Hilton Garden Inn; Springhill Suites (reasonable costs). 1st class is the Annapolis Marriott, right across from landfall at City Dock.
Please spread the word amongst your sailing friends and attend the landfall event if possible. Lets all help welcome Matt back to dry land at long last!
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Re: Matt Rutherford Approaches Cape Horn

Too far to be there in person. Hope things go well. I have been a poster on Matt's site for at least the first of the artic passage. Great job
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Boy, I'll bet he'll be glad to get off that boat!
Hell of a trip! The one I always dreamed of - only in a bigger boat!
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When it comes to sailing itís difficult to say who is the first person to do what because so many people have sailed so many places. In the case of this trip it becomes easier because of the Northwest Passage element. Not that many boats have sailed through the Northwest Passage and every boat that has, is listed on the Polar Scott Institutesí (Cambridge University) web site along with the number on crew. Out of these boats very few were taken through the Northwest Passage singlehanded and out of those few only a couple boats did it both single handed and non-stop. The very very few that have, did not continue non-stop to Cape Horn and then back to their original starting point. So Ė long story short Iím the first person in history to have completed a non-stop singlehanded circumnavigation of the Americas.

INCREDIBLE! to you Matt!!!
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We were lucky enough to be able to see Matt Rutherford pull in to Annapolis today. It was awesome to see him finish his epic journey. Even on "his" day, he still put focus on CRAB and the reason he made the journey. Down to earth, sharp-witted, what a great guy. Congrats, Matt!!!

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Here's some more pics of Matt and St. Brendan tied up at the Annapolis docks. How about that for some bottom growth!!

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Thanks for the pictures!! Pretty incredible journey from a pretty incredible man!!
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Last one is a short clip of him pulling past Ego Alley.

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Thanks, Frank!

I hope that's a beer in his hand!

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