Grey Power will be on the start-line

The sailing fraternity’s favourite golden oldie, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has announced that he will be participating in this year’s Round The Island Race.

Sir Robin’s Open 60 will be entered under its registered name of Grey Power, competing against four other Open 60 yachts on the 0500 race line.

‘I enjoy this race a lot and whilst I’ve still got my Open 60 I may as well have some fun with her,’ said Sir Robin. ‘There’s a lot of interest in the Open 60s at the moment with the next Vendée coming up, so if I do decide to sell her hopefully it won’t be too hard. I don’t want to rule out future races with this boat though so we’ll see?in the mean time we’re going to race hard! It’ll be fun racing with a crew this time. Since the recent Velux 5 Oceans race, life has been very busy but rather relaxing in comparison with the race!’

Sir Robin will announce his crew next week.