40 Years Ago, Robin Knox-Johnston’s Golden Globe Victory

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I am a little late on this one. On 14 June 1968 the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race started at Falmouth. Robin Knox-Johnston rounded Cape Horn on 17 January 1969, 20 days before his closest competitor Bernard Moitessier who abandoned the race. Thus, Knox-Johnston became the first man to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and single-handed on 22 April 1969, the day he returned to Falmouth. He donated his prize money to the family of Donald Crowhurst, who committed suicide during the race.

A short interview of Robin Knox-Johnston talking of his exploit and his ship Suhaili can be found here.

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One Response to “40 Years Ago, Robin Knox-Johnston’s Golden Globe Victory”

  1. Murray Says:

    No problem for the delay. I hadn’t realized either it was the anniversary this year and the interview is touching.

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