Sir Robin Knox-Johnston will speak on the Sailing Stage in Hall 15 at 14.30 - 15.00
Join us at 15 /A03 and enjoy an unique opportunity to meet Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in person. Sir Robin will be available to talk to you personally about your sailing ambitions, inspire you to achieve something remarkable and speak about the forthcoming 50 year anniversary of his epic, record-breaking journey.
About Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
On 22 April 1969, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston secured his place in the history books, becoming the first person to sail solo, and non-stop around the globe when he and his 32-ft ketch, Suhaili,returned first into Falmouth, UK after an incredible 312 days at sea in The Times Golden Globe Race.
Unsatisfied at achieving this awesome adventure feat for himself, Sir Robin believes strongly that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the challenge and sheer exhilaration of ocean racing.
Twenty years ago he achieved this aim when he established The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the only event on the planet which trains non-professionals to follow his experiences and race around the world.
Since then, approximately 5,000 novices have been transformed into ocean racing yachtsmen and women. They choose to cross single oceans, or go ahead and complete the ultimate bucket list challenge, a circumnavigation of our remarkable planet, just like Sir Robin did almost 50 years ago.
Fewer people have raced a yacht around the globe than have climbed Mount Everest, and as Sir Robin says: "You only have one life, paint it in bright colours not pastel shades."
Life is short so what are you waiting for? If you want to be part of one of the biggest endurance challenges of the natural world, and experience something truly remarkable on the race of your life,
visit www.clipperroundtheworld.comto find out more.