56:34 Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Sailing Legend | Full Documentary | First person to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and single-handed. Departed 14 June 1968 from Falmouth England , returned to Falmouth on 22 April 1969.
56:34 Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Sailing Legend | Full Documentary | Starting 14 June 1968 left Falmouth in his 32-foot (9.8-metre) boat Suhaili; returned on 22 April 1969, to Falmouth.
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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Sailing Legend looks into the man who became the first person to sail solo and non-stop around the world. In his own words, Sir Robin explains the story behind his epic achievement over 50 years ago.
On 14 June 1968 Knox-Johnston left Falmouth in his 32-foot (9.8-metre) boat Suhaili, one of the smallest boats to enter the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. Despite losing his self-steering gear off Australia, he rounded Cape Horn on 17 January 1969, 20 days before his closest competitor Bernard Moitessier. Moitessier had sailed from Plymouth more than two months after Knox-Johnston, but he subsequently abandoned the race and instead sailed on to Tahiti. The other seven competitors dropped out at various stages, leaving Knox-Johnston to win the race and become officially the first person to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and single-handed on 22 April 1969, the day he returned to Falmouth. Knox-Johnston donated his prize money for fastest competitor, a sum of £5,000, to the family of Donald Crowhurst, another competitor in the race who had committed suicide after attempting to fake his round the world voyage.
In recognition of his achievement, he was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).