Sir Robin stopped by the Gipsy Moth IV stand to lend his support

It was a windswept Sir Robin Knox-Johnson who stopped by the GMIV stand to lend his support.

He had spent the previous days bringing Suhali up from her berth at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth.

Suhali was the yacht in which he became the first man to circumnavigate non-stop and singlehanded.

His incredible voyage followed in the wake of Sir Francis Chichester’s round the world sail, during which he stopped just once, in Australia.

Sir Robin (pictured left, with Chichester’s famous gimballed chair) has supported the ambitious project to help restore GMIV and sail her around the world again – firmly believing that boats should be on the water, not in static displays.

Come along to the Gipsy Moth stand in the central concourse of the London Boat Show to learn more about how you can help save a legend and set her off around the world once more.