Forty years ago Robin Knox Johnston sailed across the the Golden Globe finish line at Falmouth harbour completing his historic singlehanded non-stop sail around the world. The Golden Globe sailing race attracted nine entrants, but only Robin Knox-Johnston completed the entire trip, and made it into the record books.
Since his first incredible circumnavigation, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who was knighted in 2008 has continued to amaze the sailing world. He won the Jules Verne trophy for fastest circumnavigation in 1994 with Peter Blake, and in 2007, he placed 4th in the Velux 5 Oceans race, another solo circumnavigation.
Interview with Robin Knox Johnston
Video (BBC Report with Robin Knox-Johnston)
Tribute to RKJ (April 22 Robin Knox-Johnston Day)
Robin Knox-Johnston – 40 Years Sailing Around Solo (photos of Robin Knox-Johnston from his historic trip)