Eight miles from the finish line and Matt runs out of wind to power his sails! The tide is pushing him south, backwards towards the Virginia shore. Northeast winds are predicted soon which will bring him into the Bay. With little wind and no motor, Matt is working hard to finish his journey.
For the past several days, Matt has had very little sleep as he was close to shipping lanes and needed to keep a lookout, and, also to handle the boat. So, he is very tired but his spirits are still strong.
CRAB’s 31-foot work boat, Dr. Rosemary, piloted by Pat Teeling, will intercept Matt and St. Brendan soon. Despite Mother Nature’s backward push, Matt is determined to step foot on land for the first time on April 21, Saturday at noon at Annapolis’ City Dock. We hope you can be there to join in the celebration!
Stay tuned for the final leg of the home stretch!