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!