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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Sailing Legend | Full Documentary

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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Sailing Legend looks into the man who became the first person to sail solo and non-stop around the world.

In his own words, Sir Robin explains the story behind his epic achievement over 50 years ago. Hear from Ben Ainslie Alex Thomson Racing, Sir Chris Bonington and Dee Caffari on how Sir Robin continues to inspire others to push themselves to their limits and be adventurous.

Find out what it was like to be in isolation with no communications to training ordinary people to become ocean racers.

From battling through monster waves, to being ‘lost at sea’ after losing his radio, and fighting off a shark, Sir Robin relieves the journey and shares never before seen photographs and diary entries. The documentary looks back on his remarkable life, career, legacy and his astonishing influence on the sport.

"To me, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is an iconic figure and one of the greatest sailors to have ever set foot in a boat" - Sir Ben Ainslie

"The thing that made Robin stand out so much was that he wasn't well known, he wasn't famous, he was an ordinary chap who built his own boat and did something nobody on earth had ever done before. Through sheer drive, guts and determination." - John Simpson, BBC Correspondent

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The best documentary yet about this extraordinary person.

Author — TheSailingChannel.TV

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He donated his £5000 golden globe money to the Crowhurst family. He's tough as anything and also has compassion and seflessness.. What a cool guy !

Author — ZENOIST2

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Of all the things this great man has done, giving the Crowhurst family his prize money so they had a roof over their head might just be the best and tells you all you need to know about the man.
Great doc about a true legend.

Author — paulie1vivaaxl

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He has that gift of managing his fears. A man without fear is just dangerous... I'm still a boy. Only been sailing for 40 years...

Author — Colin Boniface

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They tried to recreate the race in 2018 and very few people finished it.

Author — Fredrick Rourk

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I’m named after Robin!! Honored beyond words

Author — Robin

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The finest man I've ever met, my Dad aside.
I feel very honoured to have painted 3 times for Robin and to be considered a friend.
The painting of Suhali and Robin on the big wave?
That painting which he named "Roaring Forties" was designed with Robin over a lunch.
Original 76 x 1.22 cm, (30″ x 48″), commissioned by and owned with pride by Sir Robin Knox-Johnson.


“The Iconic “Roaring Forties“, few paintings more clearly illustrate the power of the sea…and man“, Dick Durham, Editor, Yachting Monthly.
“for a brief inglorious moment there was me & two masts in sight & nothing but ocean in any direction for 2, 000 miles“. ~ “I saw this grey beard approaching. It wasn’t the biggest, it looked dangerous. I leapt into the rigging to avoid being swept away” > Robin Knox-Johnston wrote that in a letter to me a few months after our first meeting.

Author — Gordon Frickers

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Good on him. Fantastic achievements across his career. Moitissier is my hero, but no question Robin is an exceptional man and sailor.

Author — Frederick Malouf

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It is amazing what we can do when we refuse to let fear run our lives.

Author — Thomas Storrs

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Amazing documentary about one of the greatest sailors in the world! He’s been an inspiration since I started sailing almost 40 years ago. Congratulations on putting this together!

Author — MaxGorissen

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I remember this well as I lived in Falmouth.

Author — Keith Chapman

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It’s long overdue that he be made a peer. Lord Robin Knox Johnston.

Author — Greg Shaw

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This is a great documentary about Sir Robin. I highly recommend his book about the voyage, It's hard to put down if you are a sailor.

Author — Jason Newton

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Robin was a pioneer in sailing and a selfless human being. I have to admire him as a sailor and a person.

Author — SV Trilogy WestSail 32

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Incredible human being. First time learning about Sir Robin.This was such an enjoyable watch. Thank you for sharing with us.

Author — The Nose Goblin

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First Time I hear This Story, I am speechless, "WOW" Lots of courage and determination... My respect for Sir Robin Knox.

Author — Edward Diaz

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Beautifully done documentary about a truly amazing sailor and adventurer. Even with my 50 years of sailing all over the world, I can barely comprehend what he has done on the open ocean.

Author — Steve Rowe

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It is amazing what we can do when we refuse to let fear run our lives.

Author — Артём анов

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Thank you for posting this. What a man. What an accomplishment.

Author — GRB

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So inspiring!! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful documentary about this so special man! :-)

Author — Nice Classic Boat