Sir Robin Knox-Johnston expected to cross Velux 5 Oceans leg 1 finish line shortly 28/12/06

At 1700 in Australia (0800 GMT), British sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston onboard Saga Insurance was 38 miles away from the finish line of the Velux 5 Oceans race, leg 1.

Sailing at the average speed of 9 knots, he should cross the Fremantle finish line in the next five hours.

After 67 days at sea, Sir Robin (67) will take third place in the Ultimate Solo Challenge, arriving in Fremantle after a monumental effort.