Robin Knox-Johnston

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Birthday
17, 1939
Birthplace
England
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Birthday
17, 1939 (age 80)
Birthplace
England

About

English sailor famous for becoming the first man to successfully perform a solo, non-stop circumnavigation of the Earth. He is the author of several books about his adventures, including A World of My Own and A Voyage for Madmen.

Before Fame

He served in the Merchant Navy and the Royal Naval Reserve for nine years.

Trivia

He completed another solo voyage around the globe in the VELUX 5 Oceans Race at age 67, becoming the oldest sailor ever to do so.

Family Life

He was married to his wife Suzanne from 1962 to 1967. They remarried in 1972 and remained married until her death in 2003.

Associated With

He and Ben Ainslie are both winners of ISAF World Sailor of the Year award.

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