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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Monday 22nd April

On Easter Monday April 22nd Sir Robin Knox-Johnston will celebrate exactly 50 years since he crossed the finish line at the end of the original Golden Globe Race and became the first person to sail single-handed non-stop around the world. The finish line of the 1969 Golden Globe Race was a line drawn between Black Rock and Pendennis Point at the entrance to Falmouth Harbour.

There is a programme of events happening in Falmouth to mark the occasion including a parade of yachts accompanying Sir Robin on his yacht Suhaili crossing the original race finishing line at Falmouth at 3.25pm on Monday April 22nd. The flotilla of supporting yachts will include Lively Lady, a few yachts from the Clipper Round the World races and a  group of Cruising Association yachts who will be cruising in company with Sir Robin from Gosport and gathering at St.Mawes to join the flotilla.

Club members with yachts might like to join this unique occasion afloat and help Sir Robin celebrate his great achievement.

Members might also be interested in a BBC Radio 4 iPlayer broadcast about Sir Robin’s achievements called Sailing Into History.

Friday 12th June - Sunday 14th June

Monday 6th July - Friday 10th July
Hythe Sailing Club to Plymouth

Friday 24th July - Monday 27th July
Penzance around Scilly and Back