Triumphant return for golden oldie

South Coast sailors take note: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, YM’s favourite sailing pensioner, returns to Portsmouth this weekend having finished a respectable 4th in the Velux 5 Oceans Race. Sir Robin will be escorted from the Needles to Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, by his Clipper Round the World Racing fleet, almost 40 years after he became the first person to sail non-stop around the world in the 1968-69 Sunday Times Golden Globe.

Sir Robin will sail up the Solent in his Open 60 yacht SAGA INSURANCE, accompanied by a flotilla of spectator craft and a Royal Navy escort. On board will be Roger Taylor from Queen, Robin’s daughter Sara Hales and his 5 grandchildren and other dignitaries, friends and family of Sir Robin

If you want to welcome Robin home on the water, see the schedule below for where to find Saga Insurance when:

0730                     Sir Robin Knox – Johnson onboard Saga Insurance will arrive at
the Needles
0930 – 1000         Sir Robin will be off Cowes, Isle of Wight for 11 gun salute from
Royal Yacht Squadron
11.30                    Sir Robin arrives at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour
12.00                    Sir Robin passes Portsmouth Round Tower
12.30                    Sir Robin and SAGA Insurance to arrive at the dockside at
Gunwharf Quays