Velux 5-Ocean Race competitor Robin Knox-Johnston will arrive in Portsmouth this Saturday 10/5/07
Having completed the Velux 5-Oceans Race, sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on board Saga Insurance will be escorted back from the Needles by the Clipper Round the World Racing fleet to Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth this Saturday.
Nearly 40 years after Knox-Johnston became the first person to sail non-stop around the world in the 1968-69 Sunday Times Golden Globe, the 68-year-old, who made history last week as he completed a second solo circumnavigation of the planet, will return to UK shores on his Open 60, Saga Insurance.
Sir Robin becomes the oldest person to have completed this classic race and his natural ability, determination and perseverance has seen him beat the world’s best skippers and fighting for a podium position in the final rankings.
Sir Robin will sail up the Solent in his Open 60 accompanied by a flotilla of spectator craft and a Royal Navy escort and will arrive at the dockside at Gunwharf Quays at approximately 1230.