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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
    Demelza Annette Knights

    Demelza Annette Knights

    2 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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Page last updated on: 7/9/2018 12:18 PM

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 9, 2018

    Thank you to Barry Searle and Martyn Seviour for your donations. A step closer ...

  • Duncan Cameron

    Duncan Cameron

    Jul 6, 2018

    Cool idea !

    £20.00

  • Fiona Speed

    Fiona Speed

    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.”

    £50.00

  • Gary Tranter

    Gary Tranter

    Jun 23, 2018

    Great project for Falmouth.Good Luck!!

    £30.00

  • VentureSail Holidays

    VentureSail Holidays

    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 !

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 20, 2018

    We love visiting Falmouth, and the quays, what a great idea Demelza. (Poldark)

  • Karen Yems

    Karen Yems

    Jun 19, 2018

    His was an extraordinary adventure that started from our wonderful town, and this would be a lovely way to commemorate it.

    £10.00

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Demelza Annette Knights

Demelza Annette Knights

Falmouth, UK

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: demelza_knights@yahoo.com

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