Sir Robin in London to celebrate 40th anniversary
On April 22 1969 Sir Robin Knox-Johnston made history as the first man to sail singlehanded and non-stop around the world. He was the only competitor to finish the Sunday Times Golden Globe yacht race and to this day remains the only British sailor to win a singlehanded round the world yacht race.
April 22 2009 will see Sir Robin mark the 40-year anniversary of this incredible accomplishment. Having again sailed alone around the planet only two years ago at the age of 68, Sir Robin will bring his original boat from 1969, Suhaili, up to St Katharine Docks next to Tower Bridge.