Knox-Johnston


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Knox-Johnston

Sir Robin (William Robert Patrick). born 1939, British yachtsman. He was the first to sail round the world alone nonstop (1968--69)
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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on the deck of his boat Suhaili, on which he became the first person to sail non-stop around the world 50 years ago
The race to commemorate 50 years of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's historic 1968-69 world's first solo non-stop circumnavigation will take sailors back in time.
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who capped Chichester's feat in 1960 by becoming the first to sail solo around the world, by winning the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1969, emphasised the magnitude of Chichester's feat, saying:
Clipper Race chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said: "This is in the spirit of true seamanship."
Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston confirmed there would be a probe into Friday's accident.
Googling a runner Suhaili 2.20 Newmarket Arabic for the south-east wind, Suhaili was the first boat to be sailed non-stop around the world when Robin Knox-Johnston, knighted in 1995, achieved the feat single-handedly from June 14, 1968 to April 22, 1969.
They were flagged off by race founder and chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who fired one of the Fortress of Louisbourga€™s replica eight pound cannons to start the 2,080-mile race to Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland.
Force of nature: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (LECTURE, LONDON)
* in 1969, Robin Knox-Johnston is the first person to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe.
Nearly 1,800 took part in the race around the Isle of Wight, including the likes of double Olympic champion Shirley Robertson and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.
"When you're in front of the camera and you look out and see so many women, it gives you not only a sense of pride but a sense of safety" Actress Gina Rodriguez "I would strongly recommend sailing around the world" Yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's advice to those who want to escape "Well, whatever people think about me - and I don't get the chance to go and see Birmingham very often - I've never, ever tried to hide my accent, and I've never denied that I'm from Birmingham" Ozzy Osbourne "I believe the world's leaders are not acting urgently enough to avert a climate catastrophe.

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