Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to compete in the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Clipper 68

Sir Robin Knox-JohnstonThe legendary British yachtsman who became the first person to circumnavigate the world solo, non-stop, and founder and chairman of the famous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (74), will crew in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Sir Robin will navigate on one of two Clipper 68 yachts competing and will race against his Clipper Race fleet of 12 brand new Clipper 70 yachts and their amateur crews currently circumnavigating the world.

“It was an irresistible challenge to enter for a second time,” commented Sir Robin. “I am looking forward to being a navigator on one of our 68s which have completed four global circumnavigations and will form a new training and events base in Sydney to expand our presence in Australia.”

On behalf of the RSHYR, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Commodore Howard Piggott said: “The Club is also pleased to welcome back Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, founder of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and a competitor in the 2010 race on board Titania of Cowes. His presence will undoubtedly lead to spirited racing in the now 14 strong Clipper Race fleet and certainly add colour to our race.”

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