ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)— After a trip around the world, a young sailor docks his boat.
A crowd cheered as Matt Rutherford pulled into Annapolis on Saturday.
The sailor successfully circumnavigated the Americas alone. That’s a 25,000 mile voyage around North and South America.
He’s the first person ever to make the 314-day journey solo and nonstop.
He tells WJZ he’s happy with his trip but glad to be home for several reasons.
“Ribs, beer, shower,” Rutherford said. “Now I can talk to people.”
While on his historic voyage, Rutherford raised thousands of dollars for Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating. It’s a nonprofit sailing program for people with disabilities.