Knox-Johnston


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Knox-Johnston

(ˌnɒksˈdʒɒnstən)
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(Biography) 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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Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person to sail non-stop around the globe alone.
| 1969: Yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston sailed into Falmouth (pictured) to complete his 312-day, non-stop, round-the-world voyage.
1969: Yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston sailed into Falmouth to complete his 312-day, non-stop, round-the-world voyage.
Robin Knox-Johnston with the provisions he would need for his around the world voyage
SIR Robin Knox-Johnston has said a decision to spend his last PS16 on rope before setting off on a recordbreaking sailing bid was the "best investment" he has made in his life.
SIR Robin Knox-Johnston has said a decision to spend his last PS16 on rope, before setting off on a recordbreaking sailing bid, was the "best investment" he had made in his life.
ROUND-THE-WORLD yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has helped launch a new trust that will give life-changing opportunities to North Wales youngsters, by introducing them to offshore sailing.
Race co-founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail nonstop around the world, said the pair's achievements "could not be overestimated" adding: "To have men and women competing in sport on a level playing field is special."
Five decades after he became the first person to sail solo, non-stop, around the world, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston still has a special bond with the yacht which helped him make history.
Summary: Participants are required to use the same equipment and technology as used 1968 by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
It will recreate the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in the Sunday Times Global Globe Yacht Race in 1968/69.
The United Kingdom this year and next is marking the 50th centenaries of two of its pioneering sea heroes, Sir Francis Chichester and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, with Australians have close connections to both men and their deeds.
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