Weʼre raising £3,500 to bronze cast Sir Robin's footprints to be inlaid on North Quay, Falmouth. Yes, I have the footprints ready to be cast.
- Falmouth, UK
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On 14 June 1968 Robin Knox-Johnston left Falmouth in his 32-foot (9.8-metre) boat Suhaili, one of the smallest boats to enter the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. Despite losing his self-steering gear off Australia, he rounded Cape Horn on 17 January 1969, 20 days before his closest competitor Bernard Moitessier.
The other seven competitors dropped out at various stages, leaving Knox-Johnston to win the race and become officially the first person to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and single-handed on 22 April 1969, the day he returned to Falmouth.
In recognition of his achievement, he was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
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Demelza Annette Knights2 months ago
With the recent visit of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to Falmouth, I believe that the town of Falmouth should, by way of celebrating his phenomenal achievement and epic journey, have this seafaring legend’s footsteps permanently embedded on North Quay; with your help giving something back to the community of Falmouth.
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Jul 9, 2018
Thank you to Barry Searle and Martyn Seviour for your donations. A step closer ...
Jul 6, 2018
Cool idea !
Jun 25, 2018
Just remember Sir Robins words,“The world is full of those who’d hate you to achieve, because they’ve done nothing and they’ll try and put you off. If you believe in yourself, do it.”
Jun 23, 2018
Great project for Falmouth.Good Luck!!
Jun 22, 2018
Sir R-K-J, and Suhali. What a great man, what an epic journey, what an awesome boat, what an inspiring story — and what a good idea to commemorate all of this on the Falmouth quayside !
Jun 20, 2018
We love visiting Falmouth, and the quays, what a great idea Demelza. (Poldark)
Jun 19, 2018
His was an extraordinary adventure that started from our wonderful town, and this would be a lovely way to commemorate it.
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Demelza Annette Knights
My family has a strong, historical maritime connection with Falmouth. Based on this, I'd like to give something back to the community of Falmouth which I can achieve with your help through crowdfunding. Please feel free to email me for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
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