Robin Knox-Johnston’s Solo Non-Stop Voyage Around the World

The British yachtsman, Robin Knox-Johnston started his solo voyage on April 22, 1969. He traveled from Falmouth, England, on his yacht, crossed the globe and arrived back to Falmouth in just 312 days.

Date:
      April 22, 1969
Name(s):
      Robin Knox-Johnston
Occupation:
      Yachtsman
Location:
      Around the World


Additional Information:

  • Robin Knox-Johnston – Wikipedia
    Due to a lack of money he had to interrupt his voyage for work in South Africa and was only able to complete it in 1967. In 1968, he was one of nine sailors who attempted to achieve the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world in the Sunday Times’s Golden Globe race.
  • Robin Knox-Johnston
    Sir Robin was the first person to sail single handed and non-stop around the world between 14 June 1968 and 22 April 1969. More than 40 years have gone by since Sir Robin Knox-Johnston made history by becoming the first man to sail solo and non-stop around the globe in 1968-69.
  • Robin Knox-Johnston: First man to sail non-stop solo around the world …
    May 11, 2018 – (CNN) Of the nine entrants in the first ever solo non-stop around-the-world sailing race, one finished, six retired, one was rescued and one …
  • The Race – Golden Globe Race
    Stepping back to the Golden Age of solo sailing … To celebrate Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s historic 1968/9 world first solo non-stop circumnavigation in the …
  • Sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston had appendicitis on world voyage – BBC
    Jun 14, 2018 – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is marking 50 years since starting the first solo circumnavigation of the world. … he had appendicitis on his famous solo round-the-world voyage. … to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe. … On Thursday, Sir Robin led a Parade of Sail around Falmouth …

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