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Annapolis man returns after 10-month solo sail

Sunday - 4/22/2012, 6:28am  ET

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The 'MacGyver of the Seas,' Matt Rutherford has battled the elements and equipment failures on his more than 25,000-mile, nonstop journey in an old boat so small he can't stand up in the cabin. (Solo The Americas Illustration)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A local sailor has returned to Annapolis after a 10 month solo sail around the Americas.

Matt Rutherford's homecoming was Saturday according to the website of the charity he was sailing to raise money for.

Rutherford's sail of more than 25,000 miles was an effort to raise money for Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, a sailing program for people with disabilities. The charity's executive director previously said Rutherford has raised some $70,000, but approximately $40,000 of that has gone to two emergency resupplies needed to keep the 31-year-old's quest alive.

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Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://www.hometownannapolis.com/


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