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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to kickstart 50th anniversary at boot Dusseldorf

by Kathryn Pridie 16 Jan 03:00 PST 21 January 2019
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston ahead of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015-16 © Mark Jardine

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the globe, is to appear at Boot Dusseldorf, the biggest indoor boat show in the world.

On Monday 21 January, Sir Robin will be taking to the Sailing Stage in Hall 15 at 14:30 (UTC+1) to talk about his record-breaking achievement ahead of its 50th anniversary in April this year.

One of Sir Robin's legacies has been to make sailing accessible. By founding the Clipper Race, the biggest round the world yacht race, now in its twelfth edition, some 5,000 non-professional crew members from all walks of life achieve the remarkable.

Chris Kobusch, Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper, originally from Hereford, Germany, is fresh from leading the Qingdao Clipper Race team to a place on the the overall podium. Chris will be speaking on Friday 25 January at 16:30 (UTC+1) on the Sailing Stage in Hall 15.


Monday 21 January 14:30 Sir Robin Knox-Johnston 50th Anniversary talk
Tuesday 22 January 12:30 Della Parsons, Clipper Race Crew Recruitment Director, Clipper Race talk
Thursday 24 January 15:30 - Della Parsons, Clipper Race Crew Recruitment Director, Clipper Race talk
Friday 25 January 16:30 Former Clipper Race Skipper Chris Kobusch talk
Saturday 26 January 12:00 La Course de Leur Vie film showing
Sunday 27 January 15:30 Della Parsons and Chris Kobusch talk


Monday 21 January 15:00 15:45 Sir Robin Knox-Johnston Meet and Greet
All week Drop by the Clipper Race stand Hall 15 A03 to meet former Clipper Race crew and find out what it takes to embark on the race of your life.

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