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RAYC Fitting-Out Dinner with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

25th March

Gunner Sailing

RAYC Fitting-Out Dinner with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

The RAYC committee are delighted to announce that Sir Robin Knox-Johnston will be the guest of honour and speaker at our Fitting-Out Dinner on the 25th Mar 22 at the Packway Mess Larkhill. All RAYC members are invited to attend.

Sir Robin was the first person to sail single handed and non-stop around the world between 14 June 1968 and 22 April 1969. One of nine sailors to compete in the Times Golden Globe Race, Sir Robin set off from Falmouth, with no sponsorship, on 14 June 1968. With his yacht Suhaili packed to the gunwales with supplies he set off on a voyage that was to last just over ten months. He arrived back in Falmouth after 312 days at sea, on 22 April 1969, securing his place in the history books.

If you haven't already read the story of his circumnavigation, 2 books are thoroughly recommend (he may even sign your copies). They are:

A World of My Own: The First Ever Non-Stop Solo Round the World Voyage A World of My Own


A Voyage For Madmen: Nine men set out to race each other around the world. Only one made it back A Voyage for Madmen

The Fitting-Out Dinner will be held the same day as the AGM. Timings as follows:

1530-1700 AGM

1730-1800 Drinks reception

1800-1900 Talk by Sir Robin

1900-2000 Curry supper

2000-2259 Bar open

If you would like to attend either the AGM, Fitting Out Dinner, or both please book here website. Cost for the dinner and take will be £20pp.

Any questions get in touch with:

Nathan Webber
07971 267232



Please visit the club website to book this event.

Last updated 12:21pm on 7 January 2022

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