A World of My Own: The First Ever Non-stop Solo Round the World Voyage Paperback – 30 Jan 2004
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"A gripping tale of human achievement, 'A World of My Own' also provides an honest, personal insight..."--"Devon Life" "A very readable story of adventure."--"The Little Ship"
A gripping tale of human achievement, 'A World of My Own' also provides an honest, personal insight... "Devon Life"
A very readable story of adventure. "The Little Ship""
About the Author
Robin Knox-Johnston entered the Merchant Navy at the age of 17, obtaining his Master's Certificate 8 years later. Of the 9 competitors he was the only one to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968 after 312 days alone at sea and win the trophy for the first solo non-stop circumnavigation. Since then Robin has participated in many ocean races including the Whitbread, and in 1994 co-skippered Enza with Sir Peter Blake to set a new world record for a circumnavigation. He has been UK Yachtsman of the Year twice, International Yachtsman of the Year in 1995, and was knighted in 1995. He still owns and sails Suhaili.
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Top Customer Reviews
It gives an insight into the mind of one of the greatest adventurers of our time.
1968 seems a long time ago (I was only a 1yo baby!) but this guy was out there doing his stuff.
He conveys a sense of freedom we can only dream of these days.
I would recommend this book to anyone keen on sailing.
I am writing this nearly 40 years to the day since he completed his voyage and I'd love to belatedly congratulate him.
Having failed to raise the money to have a bespoke craft built for the record attempt (and no one knew if it was actually possible) it was either use what he had or forget the whole thing, so he set off from Falmouth in a 32ft wooden yacht, he'd had built with a friend years earlier, with a sextant and horrific amounts of tinned food - and why? Because he was dammed if a Frenchman was going to be the first to do it!
Thoroughly recommended if you love the sea!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought because our son skippered Invest Africa in the 2013-14 Clipper (which was founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston) Round the World Yacht Race.
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I bought this when it was first published, I sat on the bus going to work reading it and didn't get off!Published 9 months ago by Martin
What can I possibly add to the positve reviews. RKJ is an inspiration.Published 11 months ago by Killick Greenie