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Evening talk by Sir Robin Knox-Johnson: The first solo non-stop circumnavigation - before satellites!

28/11/2019
When: Thursday, November 28, 2019
6:00 PM
Where: The Royal Thames Club
60 Knightsbridge
London SW1X 7LF
United Kingdom
Contact: Sonia Rafi
0207 201 6267

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 Sir Robin’s talk will focus on his solo non-stop circumnavigation onboard his 32-ft yacht, Suhaili.

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the date, 22 April 1969, that Sir Robin entered the history books, when he became the first person to sail single handed and non-stop around the world between 14 June 1968 and 22 April 1969. The same year of the first moon landing.

Before the days of GPS satellite technology, he had only the same navigational tools as Captain Cook; the stars and a sextant. 

Of the nine people who set out in quest of becoming the first to circumnavigate solo, non-stop, the sailing equivalent of climbing Mount Everest, Sir Robin was the only one to complete the journey.

There is no charge for attendance at the talk. However, prior registration with the RTYC is compulsory. Due to demand for places, priority will be given to RIN/RTYC members. Guests of members will be permitted if space allows

To book your place contact Sonia Rafi at the RTYC on 0207 201 6267 or email membersadmin@royalthames.com

 Dress code for the Talk is Smart Casual (no jeans or trainers allowed). The Britannia bar will be available for RIN members.

If you would like to join the RIN table for dinner after the talk (jacket and tie required) you will also need to book direct with the RTYC on 0207 235 2121 or email reservations@royalthames.com stating your affiliation.

The Club bar will be open from 1800 hrs. The talk starts promptly at 1845hrs.