Knox-Johnston On Sailing

Knox-Johnston On Sailing

Author: Robin Knox-Johnston

Publisher: *Wiley Nautical

ISBN: 0470972513

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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A lifetime of reflections on the joys, terrors, and triumphs of sailing?from Britain's greatest yachtsman The first man to sail solo and non-stop around the world, in 1969, Robin Knox-Johnston instantly became an international legend. In addition to setting other global sailing records, he has led sailing expeditions to far flung destinations, amassing a breadth of experience few can equal. In his new book, a compilation of his monthly articles in Yachting World, Sir Robin shares his thoughts on the majesty, mystery, and dangers of sailing the open seas. He describes the "Joy of the Solo Sailor" as well as the realities of safety at sea and life on board a yacht, recalling his escape from a perfect storm, night terrors and waves capable of devouring a ship. Allows readers to experience the joys (going round the Horn of Africa in a day) of sailing, as well as close calls Sheds light on the role of the media and sailing as well as the changing face of sailing A fascinating record of heroic and larger-than-life exploits from Britain's most famous celebrated yachtsman, Knox-Johnston on Sailing is a fascinating account of one man's quest for physical challenge and adventure?and the rewards they offer.
Knox-Johnston On Sailing
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Robin Knox-Johnston
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-09 - Publisher: *Wiley Nautical

A lifetime of reflections on the joys, terrors, and triumphs of sailing?from Britain's greatest yachtsman The first man to sail solo and non-stop around the world, in 1969, Robin Knox-Johnston instantly became an international legend. In addition to setting other global sailing records, he has led sailing expeditions to far
Knox-Johnston on Seamanship & Seafaring
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Robin Knox-Johnston
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-12 - Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited

On 14th June 1968 Robin Knox-Johnston set sail from Falmouth to take part in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race – the first, non-stop, single-handed sailing race around the world. He was an unknown 29-year old Merchant Navy Officer. Ten and a half months later he sailed back into Falmouth,
Knox-Johnston on Sailing
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Robin Knox-Johnston
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-20 - Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited

One of Britain’s greatest living sailors shares a collection of distilled wisdom, acute observation and fascinating anecdotes. _x000D_This book is a collection of provoking, insightful and perceptive pieces of writing by Robin Knox-Johnston. His forthright and compelling views are based on a wealth of experience and expertise. The spotlight of
A World of My Own
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Robin Knox-Johnston
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-03 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

On Friday 14 June 1968 Suhaili, a tiny ketch, slipped almost unnoticed out of Falmouth harbour, steered by the solitary figure at her helm, Robin Knox-Johnston. This is Robin's uninhibited account of one of the greatest sea adventures of our time.
Running Free
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Robin Knox-Johnston
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-01 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston burst to fame when he became the first man ever to complete a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the world. Now, 50 years on from that famous voyage, he reveals the true, extraordinary story of his life. After leaving school, he immediately joined the Royal Naval Reserve before