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Robin Knox-Johnston – A World of My Own

A black and white photo of Sir Robin Knox Johnston onboard his vessel.

One of the greatest sea adventures of all time.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was considered the underdog by many in the 1968-69 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. So it was with surprise he became the first person to sail single handed and non-stop around the world. There were times it may have even surprised him as he struggled to raise the funds needed to take part, faced 80-foot waves, battled appendicitis, made repairs in shark infested waters and losing radio contact for four months – a journey for the brave. Setting off from Falmouth in Suhaili the exhibition documents his exhilarating voyage and the emotional return to this town.

A World of My Own features photographs and objects from Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s personal collection and celebrates fifty years since his remarkable journey. Running until 8 September.

This exhibition is free to attend as part of the entrance fee to National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388