Sailing into History: Sir Robin’s account of what he achieved 50 years ago

At the same time we put a man on the moon, Sir Robin became the first person to sail single-handedly, non-stop around the world. I avidly read A World of My Own, Sir Robin’s auto-biographical account of making sailing history, in my early twenties. So I was quite emotional when listening to him give his own account 50 years after his incredible achievement for Radio 4 , which was aired last night in honour of his 80th birthday.

Happy Birthday Sir Robin; you legend!

….and happy listening blog followers!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00036lz

Suhaili is still much loved and cared for by Sir Robin. Here she is in Gosport marina in March 2018. I took this photo after my Level 1 Clipper Race training as she was moored alongside our training yacht. I was struck by how small she is compared to the yacht I will be crewing on and yet she has already sailed around the world at least 1.5 times!


“80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston”, presented by another legendary round the world sailor, Dee Caffari.

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