Daily ExpressRound-the-world Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in new ocean quest at the age of 75
SIR Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail alone non-stop around the world, has not lost his zest for nautical challenges.
By: Mark Reynolds
Published: Thu, April 3, 2014
The 75-year-old is the oldest yachtsman to have entered this year’s 3,500-mile Route de Rhum transatlantic race.
Sir Robin, who completed his historic global circumnavigation in 1969, said: “Participating in the 2013 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race reminded me how much I enjoy the excitement of an ocean race.
“Solo sailing is where I feel most at home, no one else can benefit you or let you down, it is all in my hands.
“The Route de Rhum is one of the classics.”
Sir Robin, from Ports-mouth, will sail his Open 60 yacht Grey Power in the 10th edition of the race, which starts in St Malo, France, on November 2 and finishes at the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.