Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE is a British sailor, who in 1969 became the first person to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe. Along with Sir Peter Blake he won the second Jules Verne Trophy, for which they were also named the ISAF Yachtsman of the Year award. In 2007, at the age of 67, he set a record as the oldest yachtsman to complete a round the world solo voyage in the Velux 5 Oceans Race.
Sir Robin, a supporter of the Saxon Ship project, has told us that ‘It is in researching and re-creating the vessels that helped to form our nation’s history that we remind ourselves that we are islanders and still dependant on the knowledge and control of the seas that surround us’.
We are honoured that Sir Robin supports what we are doing and recognises the place that this project will have in history.