Rutherford Completes Incredible Journey

Matt Rutherford becomes the first person to complete a solo, nonstop circumnavigation of the Americas.

Rutherford Arrives

The wind begins to freshen as Matt Rutherford sails toward the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.Mark Duehmig

It's official! Matt Rutherford finished his incredible solo journey around the Americas on April 18, when he crossed his original track over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel at 10:48 EST. This makes him the first person to complete a solo, nonstop circumnavigation of both North America & South America.

He began the jouney last June, and his 10 months at sea have included sailing through the Northwest Passage and around Cape Horn on a 27-foot Albin Vega. Rutherford embarked on this adventure to raise $250,000 for Chesapeake Region Accessible Sailing.

Want to celebrate his landfall? Matt plans to tie up in Annapolis on Saturday, April 21! For more details, click here.