ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Adventurer Matt Rutherford today completed his non-stop, record-setting solo voyage around the Americas, dropping anchor in Annapolis, Md., and receiving a hero's welcome from an enthusiastic crowd of admirers and well-wishers. The 31-year-old Maryland resident arrived at the Annapolis City Dock near the National Sailing Hall of Fame at 12:00 p.m. As he stepped ashore for the first time in more than 300 days, he was cheered by hundreds of friends, fellow sailors, and public officials. Gary Jobson, president of US SAILING, author of 17 sailing books and editor-at-large of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines, served as the emcee for the welcome on land.
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