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Sailing Into History - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston FRIN 50th Anniversary

21 March 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Thomas Wakelin
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"Sailing Into History" - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston FRIN re-lives sailing single-handed, non-stop, around the world.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston FRIN recorded a documentary with BBCRadio 4 talking about the story of his record breaking trip in 1969, where he became the first person to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe.

On 14 June 1968 Robin Knox-Johnston left Falmouth in his 32-foot (9.8-metre) boat Suhaili, one of the smallest boats to enter the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. The other seven competitors dropped out at various stages, leaving Knox-Johnston to win the race and become officially the first person to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and single-handed on 22 April 1969, the day he returned to Falmouth.

This documentary is celebrating his 50th Anniversary and was recorded on March 14 2019. To listen to the podcast please do Click Here