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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston honoured with sailing legends 'Walk of Fame'


'Sir Robin with Jean Claude Lardic'    Jean Luc Morizur    Click Here to view large photo

Clipper Race founder and legendary British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has had his handprints cast for a sailing 'Walk of Record Breakers' in the French maritime city of Brest.

During the Race 1 stopover, Knox-Johnston was invited to become part of Brest’s 'Walk of Record Breakers' which will open later in 2013 and will feature the handprints of France’s most famous circumnavigators.


Knox-Johnston is a much celebrated figure in the city after he won the Trophee Jules Verne in Brest in 1994 with the late Sir Peter Blake. He has also attended Brest’s famous maritime festival several times with his yacht Suhaili, on which he sailed in his record breaking circumnavigation in 1968/9.

Knox-Johnston said: 'I am honoured and privileged to join the other navigators because they are all my good friends and we have a long history competing against each other in various events.

'I came to Brest for the first time in 1982 and their maritime festival is one of the best in Europe, if not the best. The Walk of Records is a great idea for the famous maritime city to honour all its celebrated sailors.'

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston -  Jean Luc Morizur   Click Here to view large photo

One of Sir Robin’s greatest competitors, Frenchman Olivier de Kersauson, was the first sailor to cast his hands in 2012. Since then, Bernard Stamm, Loïck Peyron, Florence Arthaud, Franck Cammas, Thomas Coville, Eric Defert, Francois Joyon, Phillipe Monnet, Marc Pajot and Jean-Luc Van Den Heede have also had theirs cast.

Bronze plaques will be installed on Quai Eric Tabarly by the Port du Château at the end of the year.

At last night’s prize giving, Jean-Claude Lardic, Vice President of Brest Evenements Nautiques, presented the top three Race 1 teams with their pennants.

Rich Gould and Invest Africa won the top podium place with GREAT Britain skipper Simon Talbot and his crew second and Gareth Glover and Qingdao in third place.

The crews then tucked into local Brittany produce such as cider and oysters during the reception.

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