William Robert Patrick (Robin) KNOX-JOHNSTON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1939-03-17
Education Berkhamsted Sch
Books & Publications
Recreations sailing
Clubs Royal Yacht Sqdn (hon), Little Ship (hon pres), RNSA (Hon Rear Cdre); hon memb Yacht Clubs: Royal Irish, Royal NI, Royal Harwich, Royal Southampton, Royal Western, National (Dublin), Royal Bombay (India), Fremantle Sailing (Aust), Benfleet, Howth (Ireland), Liverpool, Royal Southern, Cruising Assoc, Island Sailing, Royal Western, Erith
Style Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, CBE, RD
Career yachtsman; first person to circumnavigate the world non-stop and single handed 14 June 1968-22 April 1969, Br Sailing Trans Atlantic Record (10 days 14 hours 9 mins) 1986, World Champion Class II multihulls 1985, co-skipper Enza NZ (world's fastest circumnavigation under sail, 74 days 22 hours 17 mins 22 secs) 1994, fourth Velux 5 Oceans solo around the world race 2007; chm Clipper Ventures 1995-; pres Sail Trg Assoc 1993-2002, hon pres Cruising Assoc; tstee: Greenwich Maritime Museum 1992-2002, National Maritime Museum Cornwall 1997-2006, Cutty Sark Tst; memb: Lottery Panel Sports Cncl 1995-2000, Cncl Sport England 2000-02; UK Yachtsman of the Year 1969, 1995 and 2007, RIN Gold medal 1992, Int Sailor of the Year 1995; Hon Keeper of the Quaich 2009; Younger Bro Trinity House 1973-; Freeman: City of London, London Borough of Bromley; Hon DSc Maine Maritime Acad, Hon DTech Southampton Inst of Technol 1993, hon doctorate Univ of Exeter 2008, hon doctorate Univ of Hull, hon doctorate Univ of Roehampton; fell Liverpool John Moore Univ 2006; FRIN 1994
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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